Please address each of the below topics/questions relating to wound healing:

How do pressure ulcers form? What are the main risk factors that lead to developing decubitus ulcers (pressure ulcers or bed sores)?

Identify and describe preventative measures that can (or may) reduce the risk of developing a decubitus ulcer (pressure ulcer, bed sore). Answers may include nursing care protocols, specialty medical equipment, general and advanced nutrition recommendations/therapies.

What roles do protein, zinc, vitamin C, and any other micronutrients play in the promotion of wound healing?

Identify several oral nutrition supplements (ex: protein drinks) and enteral (tube feeding) formulas that can help a person meet the increased protein and micronutrient needs associated with wound healing.

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