Effectiveness of zinc therapy for the treatment of pressure ulcers

Cazalilla, Chica and Hill, James Edward orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-1430-6927 (2023) Effectiveness of zinc therapy for the treatment of pressure ulcers. British Journal of Community Nursing, 28 (Sup9). ISSN 1462-4753

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2023.28.Sup9.S32


Pressure ulcers are a significant burden in healthcare settings, impacting patients’ lives and incurring substantial costs. Nutrition, including the micronutrient zinc, plays a role in wound healing. However, controversy exists regarding zinc supplementation for pressure ulcer management. Further research is needed to determine the efficacy, optimal dosages, and safety of oral zinc supplementation. This commentary provides a critical appraisal of the systematic review conducted by Song et al (2020), which evaluates the efficacy of zinc therapy in the treatment of pressure sores, focusing on the implementation of the nutritional recommendations in context to practice.

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