Malnutrition Matters: Meeting Quality Standards in Nutritional Care

Malnutrition Matters: Meeting Quality Standards in Nutritional Care

Author: British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN)

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This toolkit from the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition is aimed at those involved in commissioning services to help health and care organisations to develop and implement a variety of safe approaches to nutritional care.

This toolkit helps organisations implement safety around four main tenets:

  • malnutrition must be actively identified through screening and assessment
  • malnourished individuals and those at risk of malnutrition must have appropriate care pathways
  • frontline staff in all care settings must receive appropriate training on the importance of good nutritional care
  • organisations must have management structures in place to ensure best nutritional practice.

The toolkit includes grids for assessing current provision of services and includes service priorities, suggested quality indicators and a quality framework for nutrition.

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