The Importance of Nutrition. Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Laura Haigh. Aims of the presentation. Help your understanding of: Malnutrition and its consequences Factors that influence nutritional needs The role of the dietitian Ward level activities to improve nutritional intake
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Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Help your understanding of:
What is malnutrition?
Who is at risk of malnutrition?
Auxiliary nurses play a very important role in the provision of nutritional care
→ Reduced food intake
→ Reduced muscle strength
→ Decreased mobility
→ Impaired immunity
→ Susceptibility to wound/chest infection
1. identifies appropriate strategies of care
2. identifies responsibilities for care
↓ Length of stay
↓ Rehab time
↑ Quality of life
Cost savingsBenefits of Nutritional Support
Think about your job – how much time do you spend doing food related activities?
should only be given to patients as directed by medical or dietetic staff
enteral or parenteral feeding may be initiated
Provision of these forms of nutrition are carried out by trained nursing staff
1. Completing menu cards
2. Supervising on appropriate food choices
3. Food fortifying
4. Assistance offered if required
5. Suitable position for food consumption
6. Appropriate cutlery