Malnutrition Matters: Meeting Quality Standards in Nutritional Care
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.