Managing Adult Malnutrition

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


Specific Support for Common Conditions

A number of resources are available that have been specifically developed to assist healthcare professionals working with patients who have malnutrition as a result of a specific condition. These include:

  • LUNG CANCER

    Lung cancer nutritionLUNG CANCER NUTRITION (opens in a new window)

    This website is a practical guide for lung cancer nutritional care, which includes a specific nutritional care pathway, has been developed to assist the multidisciplinary team involved in the management of patients with lung cancer.

  • COPD

    Managing Malnutrition in copdMANAGING MALNUTRITION IN COPD: COMPLETE

    A practical guide to 'Managing Malnutrition in COPD' to assist healthcare professionals in identifying and managing people with COPD who are malnourished or at risk of disease-related malnutrition. Includes a pathway for the appropriate use of Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) to support community healthcare professionals.


    Managing Malnutrition in copd summaryMANAGING MALNUTRITION IN COPD: SUMMARY

    A practical guide to 'Managing Malnutrition in COPD' SUMMERISED VERSION to assist healthcare professionals in identifying and managing people with COPD who are malnourished or at risk of disease-related malnutrition. Includes a pathway for the appropriate use of Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) to support community healthcare professionals.


    Three colour-coded leaflets for patients and carers are also available to download which contain dietary advice, advice on eating and physical activity and tips on coping with common symptoms of COPD including dry mouth, taste changes and shortness of breath. In addition the red (high risk) leaflet includes advice on incorporating oral nutritional supplements into the diet:

    A green guide nutrition in copd

    Green Leaflet: EATING WELL FOR YOUR LUNGS: for those at low risk of malnutrition

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    A yellow guide nutrition in copdYellow Leaflet: IMPROVING YOUR NUTRITION IN COPD: for those at medium risk of malnutrition

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    A red guide nutrition in copdRed Leaflet: NUTRITION SUPPORT IN COPD: for those at high risk of malnutrition

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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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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.

PATHWAY FOR USING ONS


A Guide to Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community: the complete document is available.

DOWNLOAD COMPLETE DOCUMENT


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

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