Food and nutritional care in hospitals guidelines for preventing under-nutrition in acute hospitals

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/85517
Title:
Food and nutritional care in hospitals guidelines for preventing under-nutrition in acute hospitals
Authors:
Department of Health and Children (DOHC)
Publisher:
Department of Health and Children (DOHC)
Issue Date:
Apr-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/85517
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
The aim of this document is: • To increase awareness of the serious problem of under-nutrition in Irish hospitals. • To document guidelines for managing nutrition in Irish acute adult hospitals. • To issue recommendations which help to ensure that assessment of nutritional status and requirements, hospital food, nutritional support and monitoring are regarded as important and necessary parts of patient care. • To provide minimum nutritional guidelines for the provision of hospital food and to outline the responsibilities of all staff members in treating and preventing undernutrition. • To consider how the Health Service Executive-Corporate (especially Population Health and the National Hospitals Office), hospital managers, food service providers and healthcare professionals might work together to improve the nutritional care and support of hospitalised patients.
Keywords:
NUTRITION; NUTRITION EDUCATION; HOSPITAL; HEALTH PROMOTION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health and Children (DOHC)en
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-06T09:29:48Z-
dc.date.available2009-11-06T09:29:48Z-
dc.date.issued2009-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/85517-
dc.descriptionThe aim of this document is: • To increase awareness of the serious problem of under-nutrition in Irish hospitals. • To document guidelines for managing nutrition in Irish acute adult hospitals. • To issue recommendations which help to ensure that assessment of nutritional status and requirements, hospital food, nutritional support and monitoring are regarded as important and necessary parts of patient care. • To provide minimum nutritional guidelines for the provision of hospital food and to outline the responsibilities of all staff members in treating and preventing undernutrition. • To consider how the Health Service Executive-Corporate (especially Population Health and the National Hospitals Office), hospital managers, food service providers and healthcare professionals might work together to improve the nutritional care and support of hospitalised patients.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health and Children (DOHC)en
dc.subjectNUTRITIONen
dc.subjectNUTRITION EDUCATIONen
dc.subjectHOSPITALen
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTIONen
dc.titleFood and nutritional care in hospitals guidelines for preventing under-nutrition in acute hospitalsen
dc.typeGuidelineen
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