Dietitians have an essential role in providing specialist nutritional assessment and advice to patients, empowering them to manage their own nutritional needs through devising tailored nutritional care plans and interventions. Dietitians also have a key role in educating and supporting other healthcare professionals to identify and manage risk of malnutrition in the community and across all care settings. To assist Dietitians in their key roles of working directly with patients and supporting other healthcare professionals, this website has the following resources available:
Actions Dietitians might consider in order to implement the use of the malnutrition pathway in their area and engage stakeholders and community healthcare professionals in the identification and treatment of malnutrition.
A screening and management pathway using 'MUST' that can be used across care settings to identify adults who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.
Oral Nutritional Supplements: Where individuals require (or already have) a prescription of ONS, this pathway will guide you in setting goals, deciding on dose and duration of ONS, how and when to monitor progress and when to discontinue prescription.
A Guide to Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community: the complete document is available.
A selection of publications for use by healthcare professionals, patients and carers are available in the resources section of the website.
A number of resources are available that have been developed to support patients and carers.
A number of resources are available that have been developed to assist healthcare professionals supporting patients at risk of malnutrition as a result of a specific condition. These include:
We can be contacted regarding the malnutrition pathway materials and website
If you have a combined BMI and weight loss calculator score of 1 or more please go to malnutritionselfscreening.org
for further information