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Validation of the CONUT Software Tool for Screening Clinical Malnutrition in the University Hospital La Paz

2019-09-18 03:27:35 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Nutrition Department of University Hospital La Paz decided to implement some method of screening in our centre which allowed us to detect as many patients with malnutrition risk as possible. Due to the large size of our centre, with about 1,500 beds and the few human resources in our unit, we chose to use the CONUT system (Nutritional Control), a 100% automatic method based on analytical parameters, very easy to use, low cost and whose validity is confirmed, characteristics that fulfilled our needs. The implementation of this nutritional screening method has led to a change in the ìnutritionafi culture of our centre respect to DRM in most of our professionals: doctors and nurses and even in the management team, so all of them understand the importance of the process and know about the available tools and knowledge to indicate an adequate and early nutritional support.

Study Design

Conditions

Malnutrition

Intervention

CONUT screening system

Location

Institute for Health Research IdiPAZ
Madrid
Spain

Status

Completed

Source

Instituto de Investigación Hospital Universitario La Paz

Results (where available)

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