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News: Nursing association focuses on inpatient malnutrition, chronic conditions

CDI Strategies, November 20, 2014

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The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) has gathered experts to focus on “two pressing issues in health care: malnutrition in hospitalized patients; and caring for patients with multiple chronic conditions,” according to a November 19, press release.The new groups’ mission will be to develop recommendations and resources to help clinical nurse specialists “maintain optimal nutrition of hospital patients and provide care for patients with multiple chronic conditions.”

“Ensuring that patients maintain optimal nutrition status and avoiding malnutrition while they are hospitalized and during transitions from hospital to other care settings or home are significant challenges for health care providers,” the release states. 

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