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INPAC (Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care)

The Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC) is a pathway developed by Canadian clinicians and researchers to detect, monitor, and treat malnutrition in acute care patients. INPAC is considered a minimum standard to meeting the nutritional needs of patients. Key activities of INPAC are: 

  • malnutrition screening assessment to diagnose malnutrition
  • standard care to ensure all patients can access their food and have sufficient food they can eat
  • monitoring to ensure patients are improving
  • advanced care strategies to promote food intake with focused treatments and specialized care, provided by a nutrition professional

Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care
A graphic depiction of the nutrition care pathway

INPAC: Guidance Document
This document provides information on how to interpret the INPAC document

 

INPAC Online Toolkit

The INPAC online toolkit, developed from the More-2-Eat study, provides the 'what' and 'how' to improve nutrition care practices in your hospital. 

Online Toolkit

Download the complete INPAC toolkit (.pdf format)

Toolkit-pdf

 

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Full INPAC Toolkit

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Become Part of the INPAC Community

Do you have questions, ideas, or thoughts about changes you want to make? Do you want to learn and share with others? Join the INPAC Community of Practice so we can all learn together.

Contact info@nutritioncareincanada.ca if you would like to join the Community of Practice.

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