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Improving the dietetic service provided at the mental health unit

 2018 EuDAP Report / Posted 6 months ago by admin / 32 views

Problem:

– appropriate dietetic referral

– recognition of malnutrition

– recognition of refeeding syndrome

– correct prescription of oral nutritional supplements

– safe discharge Communication between catering and dietitians

– weight management waiting list

 

Actions:

– provided and sponsored new referral system

– introducing MUST on the ward and give education

– providing education regarding refeeding syndrome

– dietetic involvement on ONS prescription, dietetic assessment, provided guidance on minimal wards stock

– including dietetic assessment to the discharge summary and give ONS on discharge

– establish new system of communication between catering and dietitians

– providing healthy eating/weight management group sessions for weight management patients

 

Things that has improved are:

– referring system

– recognition of malnutrition

– recognition of refeeding syndrome

– correct prescription of oral nutritional supplements

– safe discharge

– communication between catering and dietitians

– weight management waiting list

  • National Dietetic Association: UNITED KINGDOM - The British Dietetic Association
  • EFAD Education Associate Member: none or other than from the list
  • EuDAP key objectives: Objective 2. Promote the gains of a healthy diet and nutritional support throughout the life course, Objective 3. Use dietitians as educators and experts in the community and clinical settings
  • Target audience: Health professionals, General Public, Employees
Contact details

Francesca Onori, Central Middlesex Hospital-NHSUnited Kingdom Show Phone Number *****

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