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|Peer Review Status: ||Refereed|
|Title: ||Implementing clinical guidelines for nutrition in a neurosurgical intensive care
|Author(s): ||Hansson, Annette|
|Contact Email: ||email@example.com|
|Keywords: ||clinical guidelines|
|Issue Date: ||Dec-2005|
|Publisher: ||Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd|
|Citation: ||Hansson A & Wengstrom Y (2005) Implementing clinical guidelines for nutrition in
a neurosurgical intensive care unit, Nursing and Health Sciences, 7 (4), pp.
|Abstract: ||Patients in neurosurgical intensive care have individual needs concerning
nutrition because of their conditions. An important therapeutic goal is to
prevent the development of malnutrition as it contributes to an increase in
mortality and enhances the risk of complications in these patients. The health-
care team has a mutual responsibility for this, although it is a complex task
and a correct assessment of patients’ nutritional needs is vital.
Multidisciplinary clinical guidelines focused on nutrition might help the
health-care staff in decision-making and allowing individualized treatment for
patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the implementation and use of
such a guideline. The results show that the guideline is used in varying degrees
by the health-care team. Areas that focused on more practical aspects of
nutritional support seemed to have a unified approach, whereas areas on
nutritional assessment and routine nutrition orders demonstrated both a lack of
knowledge and unclear role responsibilities. The results reveal how different
professional groups in health care perceive the implementation of a clinical
guideline. Some areas need further clarification, there needs to be continuing
development of nutritional guidelines, and education of staff is needed in order
to enhance the nutritional care of patient|
|Type: ||Journal Article|
|DOI Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2018.2005.00246.x|
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|Affiliation: ||Karolinska University Hospital|
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