A client is recovering from an infected abdominal wound. Which of the following foods should the nurse encourage the client to eat to support wound healing and recovery from the infection?
1. Chicken and orange slices.
2. Cheeseburger and french fries.
3. Cheese omelet and bacon.
4. Gelatin salad and tea.
Protein and vitamin C are particularly important in promoting wound healing and recovery from infection. A diet high in carbohydrates is also essential. Because the client with an infection commonly does not feel like eating, it is important that what he is encouraged to eat should be nutritious. Chicken and orange slices would help meet the client’s protein and vitamin needs. A meal of cheeseburger and fries or cheese omelet and bacon is high in fat and low in vitamins. Gelatin salad and tea contain minimal nutrients.
CN: Basic care and comfort; CL: Apply