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July 3, 2014 - Health Care Professional

Quebec Hospital Conducts Nutrition Screening

Since January 2012, a Quebec hospital has been conducting nutrition screening among several clientele: shelters, preadmission clinics, one-stop access services for persons with reduced autonomy, routine services at CSLCs, and hospital inpatients. If screening shows overt malnutrition or a moderate to high risk of malnutrition, a request is sent to…

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June 16, 2014 - Health Care Professional

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) aligns Nutrition & Food Services departmental goals with CMTF Study Conclusions & Recommendations

At Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) we are striving to align our Nutrition and Food Services departmental goals with the insight passed on by the CMTF's research study conclusions and recommendations. Below are a few examples of new practices we have developed to hopefully mitigate malnutrition risk.

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June 4, 2014 - Health Care Professional

A Registered Dietitian's Perspective

My story is from a Registered Dietitian perspective. Patient X is transferred to an acute medical ward after a long stay in ICU. He is young and alert but has developed a severe sacral wound and is unable to walk due to severe deconditioning. He has very few visitors who…

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June 1, 2014 - Health Care Professional

A Case of Malnutrition in Hospials

A patient in her late 80s was admitted to hospital with pneumonia. She had no history of dementia, lived alone and was highly functional prior to admission. The patient was very engaging and "full of spirit" during her first week of admission until she was put in isolation, when, as…

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