Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly
Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool
Purpose: The 'MUST' can detect over-nutrition (overweight and obesity) as well as undernutrition and is linked to a flexible care plan, which varies according to healthcare setting, patient group, and local resources.
Admin time: 15 min
User Friendly: High
Administered by: Care workers in hospitals, community and other care settings
In 2013 NICE recommended the use of BAPEN’s interactive e-learning resource on nutritional screening using ‘MUST’ for staff working in hospitals, primary care and care homes to aid implementation on the new NICE Quality Standard for Nutritional Support of Adults:
Content : A flow chart containing the 5 steps to use for screening and management. BMI chart. Weight loss tables. Alternative measurements when BMI cannot be obtained by measuring weight and height.
Author : BAPEN (British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition).
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This Tool is used in the Nutritional Assessment
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The Nutritional Assessment is one of 5 sub-domains of the Medical Assessment
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The Medical Assessment is one of 8 domains of the
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
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