Putting more nutrition on the tray- Improving hospital food
Poor food intake in hospital can lead to a longer recovery. A new study is being undertaken in Ontario to better understand how food intake is associated with the patients' perception and satisfaction with hospital food. Researchers from the University of Guelph (Lisa Duizer) and University of Waterloo (Heather Keller)…
Nil per Os Orders for Imaging - A Teachable Moment
This recently published review uses a case study to discuss the overuse and inappropriate use of the NPO order:
SipSup program at Montreal General and Royal Victoria Hosptials in Montreal
The SipSup program was implemented in the department of Internal Medicine of the Montreal General Hospital in 2016 and is being carried out in the same service at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
Ontario primary care poster
Are you a primary care clinician working in Ontario? This poster may be of interest to you:
Près de la moitié des patients arrivent dénutris lorsqu'ils sont admis dans les hôpitaux Canadiens. Un dépistage systématique pourrait faire la différence.
This appeared in la Tribune on June 16, 2017.
Would hospital managers dare to take the challenge? Bravo Ottawa Hospital!!
This appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on July 18, 2016
Later the same day on CBC’s As it Happens
How hospital food budgets affect patients
Heather Keller was interviewed for this TVO article, which was published on Feb. 18, 2016
Can I Eat Yet? An opinion piece from the Journal of the American Medical Association
A senior resident writes that it is time to maximize one’s partnership with patients. Posted February 10, 2016
Health Research Week at Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region
Comment about hospital food – Times Colonist (BC)
This letter to the editor was published in the Times Colonist on August 7, 2015. Take heed – poor food intake is an independent risk factor for malnutrition.