Save the date! November 7th 2013 is nutritionDay

07.10.2013

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The 8th nutritionDay will be held on November 7th. This worldwide initative is conducted to increase people`s awareness of the widespread problem of malnutrition in hospitals, nursing homes and intensive care units. As this underestimated health care issue urgently deserves closer attention we invite you to join the large nutrititionDay community of doctors, dieticans, nurses and pharmacists and support the fight against malnutrition! Due to the particular importance of adequate nutritional treatment of cancer patients, the nutritionDay in 2013 will focus on oncological aspects again.

NutritionDay highlights the importance of adequate hospital nutrition. By now, still too many patients are malnourished. Studies have shown that decreasing malnutrition has a positive effect not only on the patient´s quality of life and recovery, but can also lead to a decrease in costs in the health care system.
On nutritionDay four questionnaires are completed by unit staff and patients. Based on these questionnaires all participating units receive a benchmarking report which compares unit results to the worldwide average. This report gives a snapshot of the current nutritional situation of your unit and may reveal aspects which are in need of improvement. At the same time you will be provided with a useful tool for assessing and improving your own situation over years. Additionally, it allows you to discover upcoming problems at an early stage and thus opens opportunities for action. Further, you will get an extra bonus: hospitals and nursing homes meeting the defined participation limits will benefit from a certificate.
Participation is easy and does not require any special knowledge. The questionaire sheets are availabe in over 30 languages. Up to now data has been collected from over 4877 units and 150.000 patients of 51 countries.
Time is running fast, don’t miss the great opportunity to support the fight against malnutrition and register for this major event! Here you will find further information! In case of questions please don’t hesitate to contact the nutritionDay office: office@nutritionDay.org
 

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