It is estimated that 20-50% of hospitalized adult patients in the United States are malnourished.*
The ASPEN Malnutrition Committee has created the Malnutrition Matters Education Program for providers to highlight the importance of addressing malnutrition in hospital patients.
Nutrition clinicians should use the slide presentations to educate hospital care providers—physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. They contain important facts and information for diagnosing and documenting malnutrition in adult and pediatric patients.
There are two ready-to-use presentations, one for each population, and they take only 10-15 minutes to present. These copyright-protected slides are not to be modified but can be included as part of another nutrition support-related presentation. Notes are included in the slide presentations and it is recommended that you review the key papers below to help brief you on the material.
You will need PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer to run the presentations. You can download the FREE Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer here.
The Malnutrition Matters presentations are free to ASPEN members and $20 each for non-members.
You can purchase the adult presentation here and the pediatric presentation here.
Soeters PB, Schols AM. Advances in understanding and assessing malnutrition. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 2009; 12(5):487–494.
*Kirkland LL, Kashiwagi DT, Brantley S, Scheurer D, Varkey P. Nutrition in the hospitalized patient. J of Hosp Med. 2013; 8(1): 52-58.
Pichard C, Kyle UG, Morabia A, Perrier A, Vermeulen, Unger P. Nutritional assessment: lean body mass depletion at hospital admission is associated with an increased length of stay. Am J Clin Nutr 2004;79:613-618.
Guerra RS, Sousa AS, Fonseca I, Pichel F, Restivo MT, Amaral TF. Usefulness of six diagnostic and screening measures for undernutrition in predicting length of hospital stay: A comparative analysis. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015;115:927-938
Hiller LD, Shaw RF, Fabri P. Difference in composite end point of readmission and death between malnourished and nonmalnourished veterans assessed using Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition clinical characteristics. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2016;41:1316-1324.
Mosquera C, Koutlas NJ, Edwards KC, Strickland A, Vohra NA, Zervos EE, Fitzgeralsd TL. Impact of malnutrition on gastrointestinal surgical patients. J Surg Res. 2016;205:95-101.
Schneider SM, Veyres P, Pivot X, Soummer AM, Jambou P, Fillippi J, van Obberghen E, Hebuterne X. Malnutrition is an independent factor associated with nosocomial infections. Br J Nutr. 2004;92:105-11.
Weiss J, Elixhauser A. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Statistical Brief #210; December 2016.
Heismayr M, Schindler K, Pernicka E, et al., Decreased food intake is a risk factor for mortality in hospitalised patients: The NutritionDay survey 2006. Clin Nutr. 2009;28;484-491.
Jensen GL, MirtalloJ, Compher C, Dhaliwal R, Forbes A, et al. Adult starvation and disease-related malnutrition: a proposal for etiology-based diagnosis in the clinical practice setting from the International Consensus Guideline Committee. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2010;34:156-159.
White J, Guenter P, Jensen G, Malone A, Schofield M. Consensus statement of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: Characteristics recommended for the identification and documentation of adult malnutrition (undernutrition). JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2012;36: 275-283.
Malone AM, Hamilton, CE. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Consensus Malnutrition Characteristics: Application in Practice. Nutr Clin Pract. 2013; 28:639-650.
Mehta NM, Corkins MR, Lyman B, et al. Defining pediatric malnutrition: a paradigm shift toward etiology-related definitions. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2013;37:460-481.
Becker PJ, Nieman-Carney L, Corkins MR,et al. Consensus statement of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: indicators recommended for the identification and documentation of pediatric malnutrition (undernutrition). Nutr Clin Pract 2015;30:147-161