If your clients are scheduled for elective surgery, have you already screened them for malnutrition?   NICE guidelines for Perioperative Care in Adults, state that nutritional screening should be completed for everyone having intermediate or major/complex surgery. 1  Improving someone’s nutritional status before and after surgery is a modifiable risk factor associated with improved […]
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  Nonunion, referring to a broken bone which shows no evidence of healing within a specific time frame, is a massive deterrent to rehab and recovery after a complex orthopaedic trauma.  There are several contributing factors to nonunion, such as infection, poor blood supply, the type of fracture (e.g. open fractures) and the energy force […]
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  Have YOU used a recipe delivery box?  Clients and support staff have been asking us about recipe delivery boxes, and are wondering if they are a healthier alternative to ready meals and take aways.  That’s why the team at Specialist Nutrition Rehab have tried boxes from the three most popular companies – Hello Fresh, […]
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  Please join us for one or more of the following live webinars designed specifically for case managers, solicitors and allied health professionals. Click on the hyperlink to sign up and for more details on each event.     2nd February 2024 – Improving rehabilitation outcomes…is food and nutrition the missing link 8th March 2024 – Nonunion, […]
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Overactive bladder and/or urinary incontinence, are common problems after a brain injury and spinal cord injury.  Approximately 63% of people with a brain injury and 70-84% of people with a spinal cord injury, struggle with one or both of these conditions. 1, 2, 3  Bladder dysfunction can also occur in 11-40% of the general population, […]
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  Monitoring a client’s weight regularly (e.g. monthly) after a catastrophic injury is essential.  Clients are often discharged from hospital and rehabilitation settings weighing significantly less than their “pre-injury” weight.  This is due to drastic changes to muscle mass (as a result of inflammation, immobility and insufficient protein intake) and/or frequent periods of being “nil […]
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  Abdominal pain is one of the most common gastrointestinal symptoms, with 22-25% of the general population suffering with it at any given point in time.1 Diagnosis can be tricky (especially if the abdominal pain is intermittent or symptoms are vague), because there are so many different conditions which can cause abdominal pain. The top […]
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If your clients have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, are their blood glucose levels well managed?  How do you know? Just because someone is under the care of a GP or diabetes team, does not guarantee that the person’s blood glucose levels are well managed.  Sometimes advice isn’t adhered to and/or appointments get missed.  […]
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  If you have a client with a Grade 3 or Grade 4 pressure injury and/or other wound which is slow to heal, have they ever been reviewed by a dietitian? This may sound like an unusual or surprising suggestion, but there is a massive link between someone’s nutritional status and their body’s ability to […]
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There are three ways to listen to our podcast “The role of a dietitian in injury and rehabilitation — an underused resource” (part of their Wider Issues in Catastrophic Injury series) Click on the links below: Timestamp/Outline 00:02 Introduction  05:09 Role of nutrition & dietitian in rehabilitation  12:27 Muscle mass & muscle loss; protein requirements  […]
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