Category list : Malnutrition
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Liz Charalambous reminds us how important assessments are - as long as staff don’t forget to use they clinical judgement as well.
Patient and family views of nutritional statusSubscription
A survey explored patients’ views of their nutritional status on arrival in hospital and how this might change during their stay
Research for the Malnutrition Prevention Project has found that many older people need to have a better understanding of nutrition to avoid putting themselves at risk.
Hospitals have made “no improvement” in monitoring the quality of patient care in light of the Mid Staffs scandal and “no improvement” in keeping patients safe or treating them with dignity, a major report has said.
One in 10 older patients 'malnourished'Subscription
Malnutrition is a “very big problem” in the UK, experts warned, as they set out a guide to prevent the condition in older people.
A new guide has been launched to assist community healthcare professionals in identifying and managing patients at risk of disease-related malnutrition.
In order to clamp down on malnutrition within the NHS in England, the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) has called on health secretary Andrew Lansley to collaborate on the issue.
Nutrition link nurses are being used in Yorkshire to help introduce guidelines at ward level to tackle malnutrition among patients.
Malnutrition 'affects wide range of patients'Subscription
Malnutrition is often associated with older generations of patients, but it is also a problem for around a quarter of the 20-29-year-olds admitted to hospital, according to a report.
Malnutrition needs identifying in the communitySubscription
Findings from a national survey show that malnutrition is still under-recognised