Evaluating Nutritional Status and the Need for Enteral Nutrition
An evaluation sheet when assessing the need for enteral nutrition for patients with ALS.
Clinical Care Tools - Symptom Management
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD, Chair
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD
Chair, ALS Workgroup
Eleanor & Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University Neurologic Institute
New York, NY
Recommendation of the workgroup for use of this instrument:
Used by clinicians for a comprehensive evaluation of enteral nutrition candidates. Information is gathered on the patient's history, examination, nutritional assessment and recommendations from others.
ALS, health status, symptom assessment, function
To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from the website. Please credit source.
Produced by the ALS Workgroup.
To view this tool:
ALS Appendix D, p 28 ( PDF 713 KB / 64 pages)
Posted March 10, 2005
Completing the Continuum of ALS Care: A Consensus Document
# ALS15, type:symptom_management
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families. Visit PromotingExcellence.org for more resources.