Malnutrition screening has been advocated by nutrition experts, professional societies, and the Joint Commission, to allow early identification and treatment of malnutrition and to prevent associated complications. In 1995 the Joint Commission required all inpatients to undergo a nutrition screen within 24 hours of admission. In 2016, the Joint Commission relaxed the timeline, allowing individual hospitals to determine the method and timeline of nutrition screening. Very little is known about how pediatric hospitals are currently screening inpatients for nutritional status. We are conducting a brief survey of U.S. pediatric hospitals on their nutrition screening practices. We are hoping for 100% participation of clinical nutrition managers of all pediatric hospitals (including rehab / psychiatric hospitals) and adult hospitals with pediatric units. We are currently compiling contact information for pediatric clinical nutrition managers to request participation in a brief survey (10-15 minutes) on inpatient pediatric nutrition screening practices (survey details below).
Pediatric clinical nutrition managers – Please copy and paste this link into your web browser (https://redcap.tch.harvard.edu/redcap_edc/surveys/?s=P4XTX9NWEL) to share your contact info for participation in this important survey!
Not a clinical nutrition manager? Please forward the link to the clinical nutrition managers at your institution.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the survey coordinator Coral Rudie, RD, LDN at Coral.Rudie@childrens.harvard.edu or the primary investigator, Susanna Huh, MD, MPH at Susanna.Huh@childrens.harvard.edu.
Coral Rudie, RD, LDN
Clinical Nutritional Specialist I
Boston Children’s Hospital
Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition