6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference
Medical University-Pleven, Bulgaria
Title: Clinical nutrition University: Incidence and recognition of malnutrition in community and hospital Awareness of clinical nutrition support
Biography: Regina Komsa-Penkova
Inadequate provision of energy and nutrients create the condition of malnutrition, which is associated with an increased morbidity, complications and hospitalizations. Eight out of ten of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world are nutritionally related. Both under- and over-nutrition are not beneficial. This observation is supported by a wide-ranging evidence that continues to grow. Malnutrition is a challenging issue for hospitals and communities, which is not given proper attention. Inadequate processes to identify patients who are malnourished or at risk in hospitals and in the community. It is also clear that disease can induce an increasing the nutritional needs or decreased food intake. Prominent lack of awareness among caregivers and patients themselves about malnutrition produce a crucial impact on clinical outcome. Healthcare professionals are uniquely positioned to provide and information and encourage patients about personalised nutrition. The primary key importance for health professionals is to have a competence and skills in nutrition and to apply it to all aspects of health care. The knowledge, skills in nutrition and personal attributes must contribute to better performance and ultimate result in patient health. Many barriers exist to better nutrition education for healthcare professionals as a limited patient contact time, lack of awareness and administrative support, etc. Action needs to be taken now, to ensure that nutrition support is expected to provide the patients with significant objective benefits regarding clinical outcome and quality of life. Nutritional health depends on more than essential nutrient intake. Chronic imbalances of diet in a background of varying lifestyles and genetics are causing metabolic diseases. New scientific knowledge on personalised diet, metabolomics, microbiota should be introduced When awareness meets strategy, it has the potential to change the world.