Peggi Guenter and Renay Tyler, two ASPEN nurses/nurse practitioner (NP), authored an article in The Nurse Practitioner titled Identifying malnutrition: from acute care to discharge and beyond. This article is a great way to start the malnutrition discussion with your NPs and nurse colleagues. The article highlights the nurse and NP's role in the Nutrition Care Pathway which includes facilitating timely and appropriate nutrition screening and intervention. It stresses the importance of the interprofessional team and challenges nurses and NPs to work together to ensure patients are appropriately evaluated and treated for malnutrition.
Thank you to Abbott Nutrition Health Institute for supporting this awareness campaign.