Promoting Excellence : Evaluating Nutritional Status and the Need for Enteral Nutrition

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
[email protected]

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 PDF 713 KB / 64 pages)

Posted March 10, 2005

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