Managing Adult Malnutrition

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


Care Homes

A number of resources are available to assist those working in care and residential homes:

  • TOP 10 TIPS FOR CARE HOMES

    Ten top tips for those working in care homes on the identification and management of malnutrition, including the implementation of care plans and engagement with other care home personnel to create an environment that prevents malnutrition.

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  • CARE PLANS

    The ‘Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community’ guide has joined forces with the National Nurses Nutrition Group (NNNG) to develop three malnutrition care plans for use with patients in residential and nursing home settings who are either at low, medium or high risk of malnutrition according to the 'Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool' ('MUST'). The care plans have been designed to complement the ‘Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community’ guide and pathway for using oral nutritional supplements, and aims to assist nurses and care staff in their day to day care of patients at risk of malnutrition.

    CARE PLANS

  • CARE HOMES FACT SHEET

    Care Homes Fact Sheet: AVAILABLE SOON

    A guide for care homesA fact sheet outlining why older people and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition, why is it important for care and residential homes to acknowledge the problem and key considerations for care homes in identifying and managing malnutrition amongst residents.

  • POSTER

    ‘Managing Malnutrition According To Risk Category Using ‘MUST’ - Management Pathway’ is an A4 printable poster, for display in care homes or GP surgeries, outlining the care pathway that should be followed for individuals at risk of malnutrition in the community.

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  • PATIENT INFORMATION

    The following information leaflets are available for patients and carers:

    A guide to making the most of your foodRed leaflet: Nutrition Drinks (known as Oral Nutritional Supplements) – Advice for patients and carers: for those at high risk of malnutrition

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    A guide to making the most of your foodYellow leaflet: Your Guide to Making the Most of Your Food – Advice for patients and carers: for those at medium risk of malnutrition

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    A guide to making the most of your foodGreen leaflet: Eating well – Advice for patients and carers: for those at low risk of malnutrition

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    Nutritional information leaflets are also available for patients with COPD

    COPD RESOURCES

Resources

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

RESOURCES AREA

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)

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