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The Role of Nutrition in Wound Care

Originally presented on 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.