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Malnutrition

Information for healthcare professionals to learn more about the nutritional management of patients with malnutrition.

Cereda E et al. 2021. Recovery Focused Nutritional Therapy across the Continuum of Care: Learning from COVID-19

This review covers the importance of early, multi-modal nutrition interventions across the continuum of care that are individualised and can improve the outcomes of those with COVID-19. The authors describe multi-modal nutritional therapy which includes a combination of nutritional interventions, e.g. dietary counselling, food fortification, texture modification, thickened fluids, oral nutritional supplements, enteral tube feeding, chosen depending on the individual needs of the patient, in addition to the use of specific individual nutrients, e.g. protein, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, where appropriate (for muscle-targeted nutritional support).