Tag Archives: Screening for Malnutrition

Review of Feeding Support for Hospitalised Adults at Risk of Under-Nourishment (Cochrane Database / JGCR)

Summary A systematic review has been conducted to assess the efficacy of nutritional support for improving clinical outcomes in hospitalised adult patients at risk of disease-related malnutrition. It was already known that roughly 30% of patients in Western European hospitals … Continue reading

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Commissioning Guidance on Improving Nutrition and Hydration (NHS England)

Summary It is estimated that one-third of patients admitted to hospitals or living in care homes are malnourished (or at risk of malnourishment). Malnutrition affects more than three million people in the UK, and has remained an ongoing concern in … Continue reading

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Nutritional Care to Prevent Malnutrition Among Dementia Patients (Nursing Standard)

Summary An estimated 1.3 million people over the age of 65 are believed to be malnourished in the UK. This article touches on steps to improve the nutritional status of patients at New Cross Hospital, among other related topics. Full … Continue reading

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Elderly Malnutrition: Malnutrition Prevention Project (BBC News / Age UK)

Summary The charity Age UK is to lead the government-backed Malnutrition Prevention Project to raise awareness of malnutrition among elderly people and in the population at large. It has been estimated that up to one million over-65s in England may suffer from undiagnosed and … Continue reading

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Nutrition Support in Adults: Evidence Update (NHS Evidence)

Summary This August 2013 “Evidence Update” on Nutrition Support in Adults presents a summary of selected new evidence of relevance to the NICE (2006) Clinical Guideline “Nutrition support in adults: oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition” (CG32). … Continue reading

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Malnutrition in Later Life: Prevention and Early Intervention (British Dietetic Association / MTF)

Summary This guide, produced by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Malnutrition Task Force, covers the principles, and the moral, legal, quality and financial considerations in tackling malnutrition in older people in the UK. It explains best practice, and … Continue reading

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Quality Standards in Nutritional Care: a Toolkit for Commissioners and Providers in England (BAPEN)

Summary The British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) toolkit, entitled “Malnutrition matters: meeting quality standards in nutritional care – a toolkit for commissioners and providers in England”, contains guidance on defining relevant, measurable outcomes related to nutritional care … Continue reading

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