This is a website containing short films about making the decision to have a feeding tube placed, experience of having a tube fitted, caring for the tube and the carers experience.
There are a number of information leaflets that have been produced for the public to help them spot the signs of malnutrition and give simple advice on what to do if they are concerned either about themselves or about members of their family or friends.
“Malnutrition – how to spot the signs and what to expect from treatment” has been produced by the Patients Association and distributed to all GP surgeries.
“Malnutrition – Overcoming the Problem” Food Fact Sheet produced by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) as part of their “Mind the Hunger Gap campaign”. This covers both recognising the problem of malnutrition and simple advice about how to overcome the problem.
“Spotting the signs of Malnutrition and Dehydration” is an information sheet produced by the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) and is available from their website. It is designed to help those working in the care industry to spot the signs of malnutrition and dehydration before it’s too late.
“Malnutrition” Information about malnutrition is also available from NHS Choices. This covers all aspects, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.