Next Level Nutrition: The Role of Protein, Amino Acids, and Collagen Dipeptides in Wound Healing

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

Speaker: Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND, Nutrition Wound Care Certified Dietitian, Light Bulb Health, Inc

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 15

Webinar Description:
Patients living with wounds face nutritional challenges, which can greatly affect their ability to heal unless properly addressed. Nutrition science has reached the next level as our understanding of protein, amino acids, and the collagen dipeptides prolyl-hydroxyproline (PO) and hydroxypropyl glycine (OG), has grown. This session will first address the nutritional requirements for protein and how best to meet this need. Then the breakdown of protein into amino acids will be discussed with an emphasis on the amino acid arginine and its role in wound healing. Finally, the effect of collagen dipeptides on wound healing will be explored with a discussion of the scientific evidence.

Target Audience: Nurses, physical therapists, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals interested in wound care.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Collins is a wound care certified registered dietitian based in Las Vegas, NV. She is known nationally for her expertise in the complex relationship between malnutrition, body composition, and tissue regeneration. Dr. Collins has over 25 years of hands-on practitioner experience in clinical nutrition and industry consulting and is the founder of Nutrition 411. Dr. Collins also is highly regarded as a medico-legal expert dealing with the issues of regulatory compliance and the applicable standard of care in negligence, wrongful death, and malpractice lawsuits. She has served as an expert witness in more than 500 legal matters.


  • Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND, faculty for this educational activity, disclosed that she is on the speaker’s bureau and is a consultant for Abbott Nutrition and Medtrition. All the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual has been mitigated. 
  • None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
  • This continuing education activity was supported by an educational grant from Medtrition. 

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  • ‚ÄčExplain the physiologic requirement for protein and how best to meet this need in patients with a wound
  • Describe the breakdown of protein into component amino acids and the role of arginine
  • Relate how collagen dipeptides function in the wound healing process
          Course Originally Released on: 1/13/2022
          Date of Most Recent Review: 1/13/2022
          Course Termination/ Update Date: 1/31/2025

Accreditation Information
  In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
Dietetics-related continuing education from Relias LLC, regardless of target profession, is acceptable, if the learning relates to the Competencies/Performance Indicators (PIs) on the learner's Step 1 Learning Plan.
Relias LLC is a licensed physical therapy continuing Education sponsor (#216.000290) by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Certificates must be retained by the licensee for a period of 5 years after course completion. Please check with your state for prior approval.

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