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Topics: Nutrition, Obesity, Malnutrition Pages: 4 (501 words) Published: April 2, 2013
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|Date |Details of statement |Units | |Index No | | | | | | | | | | | | |M.U.S.T | | | | | | | |M.U.S.T is the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool that is used both in hospital and the community. It is a five step | | | |screening tool used to identify patients that may be at risk of malnutrition and malnourished or obese. | | | |The five steps are as follows; | | | | | | | |Step 1 – the height, weight is measured to get a BMI ( BODY MASS INDEX) | | | |Score, using the MUST chart. For example a patient weighing 64kg and height 5ft 6 would have a BMI of 22 and a score 0 on the| | | |MUST chart. The BMI score is less than 20 score 0 or greater than 30 score 0 (obese)....
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