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Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool

From Mediwikis

This tool is to assess adults, at risk of malnutrition or obesity.

  1. Measure height & weight. Calculate BMI.
    1. >20- score =0
    2. 18.5-20 -score = 1
    3. <18.5 -score =2
  2. Unplanned weight loss over past 3–6 months
    1. <5% - score =0
    2. 5-10% -score = 1
    3. >10% -score = 2
  3. Acutely ill, or no nutritional intake for >5 days. Score =2
  4. Add scores together
    1. 0 Low risk
    2. 1 Medium risk
    3. 2 High risk
  5. Management
    1. Low risk- Routine care, repeat screening
    2. Medium risk- Document diet over 3 days. Repeat screening
    3. High risk- Actively treat- Refer to dietician, Improve intake, Examine care plan