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Identification and management of patients’ nutritional needs

01 April 2013

Nursing Older People

CPD

As individuals age a number of physical and cognitive changes affect their nutritional intake. Sensory losses affect the ability to obtain food or eat independently,...

Assessing and managing malnutrition in adults in hospital

04 October 2018

Nursing Standard

Nutrition

The term malnutrition refers to both undernutrition and overnutrition. In healthcare, it most often refers to undernutrition, in particular disease-related...

Managing malnutrition in patients with dementia

11 March 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

As dementia progresses, an individual may experience increasing difficulties in eating and drinking safely. Evidence suggests that admission to hospital may...

How to undertake a nutritional assessment in adults

24 January 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Nutritional assessment in adults should begin on first contact with the patient, and is an ongoing process that can take place over several...