Phase 1 implementation of nutrition screening in a Dublin acute teaching hospital

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575049
Title:
Phase 1 implementation of nutrition screening in a Dublin acute teaching hospital
Authors:
Nutrition Screening Steering Group
Affiliation:
Beaumont Hospital
Publisher:
Nutrition Screening Steering Group
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575049
Abstract:
Nutrition Screening Week results from 2010 and 2011 indicated that one in three to four patients admitted to Irish Hospitals are at risk of disease-related malnutrition, 74-75% of whom are at high risk1. Nutrition screening tools are used to screen for malnutrition risk. One such tool, the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST)2 is a practical, easy to use tool that often takes ≤5 minutes to complete. MUST has been validated across care settings and across patient populations, and has been recommended for use in Irish Hospitals by the Department of Health and Children as part of standard care3. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK has demonstrated significant financial savings associated with the use of routine nutrition screening, in part due to reduced length of hospital stay4. The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) has also demonstrated this5
Item Type:
Conference Poster
Language:
en
Keywords:
NUTRITION; MALNUTRITION; SCREENING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNutrition Screening Steering Groupen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T12:02:39Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T12:02:39Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575049en
dc.description.abstractNutrition Screening Week results from 2010 and 2011 indicated that one in three to four patients admitted to Irish Hospitals are at risk of disease-related malnutrition, 74-75% of whom are at high risk1. Nutrition screening tools are used to screen for malnutrition risk. One such tool, the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST)2 is a practical, easy to use tool that often takes ≤5 minutes to complete. MUST has been validated across care settings and across patient populations, and has been recommended for use in Irish Hospitals by the Department of Health and Children as part of standard care3. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK has demonstrated significant financial savings associated with the use of routine nutrition screening, in part due to reduced length of hospital stay4. The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) has also demonstrated this5en
dc.languageenen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNutrition Screening Steering Groupen
dc.subjectNUTRITIONen
dc.subjectMALNUTRITIONen
dc.subjectSCREENINGen
dc.titlePhase 1 implementation of nutrition screening in a Dublin acute teaching hospitalen
dc.typeConference Posteren
dc.contributor.departmentBeaumont Hospitalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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