Identifying malnutrition: From acute care to discharge and beyond

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


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.

MeSH terms

  • Critical Care
  • Humans
  • Malnutrition / nursing*
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nursing Diagnosis*
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Nutrition Therapy / nursing
  • Patient Discharge