Optimizing Nutrition Before & After Surgery: The ERAS Protocol

In this article published in the Spring 2019 issue of National Black Nurses Association News, Julie Richards (MS, RDN, LDN) and Lacresha Johnson review nutrition elements of ERAS protocols and describe how nurses play a key role in nutrition care before and after surgery.

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Screening Community-living Older Adults for Protein Energy Malnutrition & Frailty: Update & Next Steps

This article, published in the October 2019 edition of the Journal of Community Health, offers a comprehensive review that focuses on screening community-living older adults for malnutrition and frailty.

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2018 Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Clinical Practice Guideline

This article, written in collaboration with NASPGHAN, provides a summary of the 2018 NASPGHAN-ESPGHAN Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Clinical Practice Guidelines.

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NUTRITION TO AID WOUND HEALING IN THE AGING ADULT

Although often overlooked, nutrition is a key factor in wound healing. This article discusses specialized nutrition considerations that help address chronic wounds and support active aging.

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IMPACT OF NUTRITION-FOCUSED QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INTERVENTION

Despite its high prevalence, malnutrition in hospitalized patients often goes unrecognized and undertreated. Watch this 6:00-minute video to learn more about how using the malnutrition screening tool upon admission and administering nutrition supplements helped one hospital system improve outcomes, such as reducing length of hospital stay, for patients at risk.

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IMPACT OF NUTRITION RISK ON HOSPITAL OUCOMES: NUTRITIONDAY IN THE US RESULTS

This recent study, published in The Journal of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition online, discusses the increased risk of death or prolonged recovery in adult American patients in the hospital setting who are at nutritional risk or not eating their full meal. Learn what you can do to help improve your patients’ outcomes.

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UNDERAPPRECIATED ROLE OF LOW MUSCLE MASS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MALNUTRITION

This article, published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), addresses the role of muscle mass in improving health outcomes in a variety of disease states. It also offers strategies you can use to help patients manage low muscle mass and prevent muscle loss.

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2018 Global Nutrition Report

A better-nourished world is a better world. Yet, the 2018 Global Nutrition Report shows that, despite the significant steps the world has taken towards improving nutrition, lack of good nutrition is still a universal problem.

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IMPLICATIONS OF LOW MUSCLE MASS ACROSS THE CONTINUUM OF CARE: A NARRATIVE VIEW

This narrative, published in the 15 November 2018 issue of The Annals of Medicine, provides an overview of the implications of low muscle mass on healthy outcomes for patients in inpatient, outpatient and long-term care clinical settings.

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GLIM Consensus Paper on Diagnosing Malnutrition

The Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM) is focused on building a global consensus around core diagnostic criteria for malnutrition in adults in clinical settings. On 4 September 2018, the GLIM leadership committee and working group published consensus recommendations for a two-step approach to malnutrition diagnosis. Read the complete GLIM consensus statement here.

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Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition: Consensus Paper on Diagnosing Malnutrition