New Guidance Launched to Help Combat Malnutrition in Patients with COPD
The guide ‘Managing Malnutrition in COPD’ has been developed by a multi-professional panel, with expertise and an interest in malnutrition and COPD, and is endorsed by ten key professional and patient organisations including the British Dietetic Association (BDA), The British Association For Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN), the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS), the British Lung Foundation (BLF), the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)10. The document is based on clinical experience and evidence alongside accepted best practice. It also includes a pathway to assist in the appropriate use of oral nutritional supplements (sip feeds). It is complemented by three colour coded patient leaflets which provide practical advice according to risk category (green – low risk, yellow – medium risk, red – high risk).
For further information about the guidance, please click through to the press release.
‘Managing Malnutrition in COPD’ and the three complementary patient leaflets can be downloaded by Healthcare professionals for free via www.malnutritionpathway.co.uk/copd