Managing Adult Malnutrition

Including a pathway for the appropriate use of
oral nutritional supplements (ONS)

The term malnutrition can refer to both over and under nutrition. In this guide, malnutrition refers to under nutrition

Managing Adult Malnutrition

Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community is a practical guide and pathway to assist community healthcare professionals in identifying and managing the 3 million people in the UK at risk of disease-related malnutrition. It has been developed by a multi-professional team and is endorsed by ten key organisations.

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Management of malnutrition according to risk category

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.

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The Pathway for ONS (Oral Nutritional Supplements): 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.

PATHWAY FOR USING ONS


Resources

A selection of publications for use by healthcare professionals, patients and carers are available in the resources section of the website.

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Support for Patients & Carers

A number of resources are available that have been developed to support patients and carers.

PATIENTS & CARERS

Specific support for common conditions

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:

COPD LUNG CANCER (external site)

Further Information

We can be contacted regarding the malnutrition pathway materials and website


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