Nutrition support teams

R. Mark Beattie, Anil Dhawan and John W.L. Puntis

in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780198569862
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725968 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Nutrition support teams

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Malnutrition 68

Suggested core composition of the NST 69

Roles of the NST 69

There has been a considerable increase in the use of intensive nutritional support (both parenteral and enteral) in the management of children with chronic disorders. In addition, awareness of overt or potential malnutrition among hospital inpatients has increased. The identification of those with (or at risk from) malnutrition, and provision of effective nutritional intervention requires a multidisciplinary team approach since the skills required to deal with the details of assessment, prescription, administration, and monitoring of treatment frequently fall outside the remit of a single practitioner....

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Subjects: Gastroenterology ; Paediatrics

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