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Recommendation details

Recommendation ID: CG32/1
Question: Further research is needed to ascertain whether an educational intervention (for example, three 1-week modular courses, over 6 months) for all healthcare professionals, in particular medical and nursing staff including those who work with people with dementia, would have an effect on patient care (that is, affect on nutritional status, length of hospital stay, frequency of GP visits, complications and quality of life) compared with no formal education.
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Why this is important:- It is known that healthcare professionals in both the hospital and community setting have a poor knowledge of nutrition. This is partly due to receiving a minimal amount of education in nutrition during their undergraduate or basic

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance: Nutrition support in adults
Number: CG32
Date issued: Feb 2006

Research needed into:

Effectiveness of treatment: No
Cost of treatment: No
Implementation of treatment: No
Quality of life: No
Methods of research: No

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?: No
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?: No
Recommendation priority: Unrated
Recommendation status: Research Pending
Notes: 0
Date this record updated: 04-05-2010

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