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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...

Identifying and managing patients with disease-related malnutrition in primary care

08 December 2021

Primary Health Care

malnutrition

Disease-related malnutrition can be challenging to treat. A disease, its treatment or the consequences of treatment can cause patients to experience a reduction in...

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...

Managing malnutrition in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

22 February 2021

Nursing Standard

nutrition

The prevalence of risk factors for malnutrition has increased during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. These risk factors include various symptoms...

Implementing blended feeding for children with intellectual disabilities in a school environment

01 October 2020

Learning Disability Practice

nutrition

Enteral feeding is commonly used in children with intellectual disabilities for short and long periods of time, and for a variety of reasons. Traditionally, sterile,...

Identifying and managing malnutrition in people with learning disabilities

28 July 2022

Learning Disability Practice

CPD

People with learning disabilities are at greater risk of malnutrition compared with the general population. Congenital conditions and mental health issues...

Open AccessPrevention, identification and management of malnutrition in older people in the community

04 July 2022

Nursing Standard

nutrition

Malnutrition, specifically undernutrition, is a significant health concern among older people, yet it is under-detected and under-treated in the community. The...

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...

Managing malnutrition in older adults in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

07 April 2021

Nursing Older People

healthy ageing

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in the number of older adults in the community who are at risk of malnutrition. Vulnerable groups include people...