Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Screening for Risk for Malnutrition

  • An initial screen for a person’s risk for malnutrition be conducted on first examination of a person with a pressure injury (e.g., upon admission to a hospital, at pre-admission visits for planned/elective surgeries, or upon intake to home care), whenever there is a significant decline in the person’s clinical condition, and when progress is not observed with respect to the healing of the wound(s).
  •  In assessing for risk for malnutrition, a validated and reliable tool should be used.
Clinical Management
Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries for the Interprofessional Team, Third Edition
Point of Care Resources