The Role of Nutrition in Wound Care
October 24, 2012
Mary Ellen Posthauer, RD, CD, LD
Mary Ellen Posthauer is a registered dietitian and a consultant for MEP Healthcare Dietary Services, Inc. Evansville, Indiana. She provides consultation to nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospice accounts. She is the past president of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and is currently its
secretary and education co‐chairman. Posthauer is on the editorial advisory board of Advances in Skin and Wound Care. She was chairman of the 2009 NPUAP/EPUAP nutrition treatment guidelines task
force. She is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Posthauer has authored numerous articles and chapters on nutrition, including such published books as
Nutritional Care for the Older Adult, published by American Dietetic Association; Wound Care, published
by Aspen; and Wound Care Essentials; published by Lippincott.