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Nurse Pract. 2017 Apr 16;42(4):18-24. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000513334.61944.8e.

Identifying malnutrition: From acute care to discharge and beyond.

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Renay D. Tyler is vice president for ambulatory services and associate chief nursing officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. Peggi Guenter is the senior director of clinical practice, quality, and advocacy at American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Silver Spring, Md.


Nutrition assessment and intervention significantly contribute to the well-being of patients. NPs should advocate that patients be appropriately evaluated and implement recommendations as part of a comprehensive care plan to avoid malnutrition in patients while they are in the hospital and when they return home.

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