It’s Nutrition and Hydration Week! The purpose of the campaign is to bring people together to create energy, focus and fun in order to highlight and educate people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and well being in health and social care.

Todays topic is malnutrition, and we want to raise awareness among all those working with the vulnerable. Through technology we can recognise the early warning signs and symptoms to prevent the serious consequences of malnutrition.

Care Control can be used to develop individual nutrition care plans for each service user, by utilising the integrated MUST Assessment Form this will help to identify nutritional risks for those in your organisation who may be at risk of malnutrition.

Care Control will automatically alert staff and a management if a high risk score is recorded when completing the MUST Assessment.

If and when a service user has been identified as high risk they can be placed onto Food Intake Monitoring and staff will be alerted to make changes to a higher calorific diet.

Why use the MUST?

The MUST is a validated, nationally recommended tool which helps in the early
identification of those at risk of malnutrition. It is supported by the British
Dietetic Association, the Royal College of Nursing and the Registered Nursing
Home Association.

When to use the MUST?

Residents should be screened using the MUST on admission to care homes
and thereafter where there is clinical concern. Residents should
be weighed monthly so that any weight loss is identified and monitored. If
there is weight loss, the MUST should be used and documented.

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