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Sam Lebedinsky, BS, CNA

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Sam Lebedinsky's Background
B.S. in Public Health from the Pacific University of Oregon, specializing in public health and food safety, research and health enrichment programs, health disparities and social
awareness, reduction of avoidable chronic diseases through public outreach activities. California Nurse Aide, Home Health Aide

About Wound Reference
WoundReference is the only decision support platform designed exclusively for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen clinicians. Our point-of-care tools enable clinicians to work more efficiently.

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  • Patient Education - Nutrition for Wound Healing : Understanding the Basics
    This topic for patients and caregivers explains the importance of food, and how it can help wounds heal. It answers questions such as "Why is it important for me to eat well when I have a wound?" and "What should I eat"? Includes handouts on food groups, vitamins and minerals
  • Patient Education - Nutrition for wound healing : What if I have other health conditions?
    What should I do if I have diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, high blood pressure, food allergies, and other conditions that affect what I eat? Topic for patients and caregivers.
  • Patient Education - Nutrition for wound healing in action - Step 1: Map out your meals
    What does a balanced meal plan look like? The goal of any healthy diet is to have a balanced meal combined with oral supplementation as recommended by your healthcare professional. Oral supplementation are products (in the form of liquids, powders, capsules/tablets) that provide additional nutrients for the body when ingested. Oral supplementation may not be necessary for everyone but can help boost levels of nutrients that you may be missing.
  • Patient Education - Nutrition for wound healing in action - Step 2: Leverage supplements
    What is oral nutritional supplementation? In addition to the balanced meals suggested in the topic nutrition, oral supplementation may be recommended by your healthcare professional. Oral Nutritional Supplementation (ONS) is a way to provide your body with additional macro and micronutrients that may be lacking in your diet.
  • Patient Education - Nutrition for wound healing in action - Step 3: Shop smartly
    Label reading - one of the keys to smart grocery shoppingGrocery shopping can be overwhelming; with the abundance of options, how do you choose what is right for you? Luckily all foods have nutritional labels. They are called the ‘Nutrition Facts’ label. Learning how to read them correctly is incredibly important! Table 1 below shows some simple steps to assist in your label reading. Table 1. How to read the Nutrition Facts label on food products. Adapted from the Acade
  • Patient Education - Nutrition for wound healing in action - Step 4: What if I don’t cook?
    What if I don’t cook? One of the greatest challenges to having optimal nutrition is time. Fresh, healthy foods can be delicious when prepared right. But this requires certain skills and experiences in the kitchen, as well as enough time to prepare, cook, and eat your meal. Meal preparation can be mentally exhausting, especially with the added stress and pressure from a wound that needs to heal. Explore available options.
  • Patient Education - Nutrition for Wound Healing : Understanding the Basics (Spanish)
    ¿POR QUÉ es importante para mí comer bien cuando tengo una herida?Uno de los aspectos de la cicatrización de heridas que se suele pasar por alto tiene que ver con lo que come, esa es su “nutrición”. El término “nutrición” puede ser tan simple como “el proceso de obtención de alimentos para la salud y el crecimiento”. Sin embargo, la dieta específica que cada persona necesita es única. Hay mucha información sobre la nutrición, pero ¿cómo saber qué es lo mejor para usted?Su cuer
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