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Nutrition Care Pathways

The following care pathways developed by the Primary Care CMTF working group are evidence and consensus-based. An environmental scan identified key components and stakeholder engagement at a face-to-face knowledge exchange meeting of diverse providers from community and hospital resulted in initial versions. These early versions underwent review and rating of feasibility and acceptability by over 250 providers from across Canada.  Guidance documents have been created to support these pathways.


Primary Care Nutrition Pathway for Hospital to Community Transitions

A Guide for Providing Nutrition Care to At Risk and Malnourished Patients from Hospital to Community.

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Guidance for the Primary Care Nutrition Pathway for Hospital to Community Transitions

To ensure successful implementation and sustainability, it is recommended that each hospital, medical home, and community service establish champions and an interdisciplinary team to implement the Primary Care Nutrition Pathway for Hospital to Community Transitions.

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Primary Care Nutrition Pathway for Adults Aged 65+

A Guide for Providing Nutrition Care to Older Adults in the Community.

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Guidance for the Primary Care Nutrition Pathway for Adults Aged 65+

To ensure successful implementation and sustainability, it is recommended that the medical home and community services establish champions and an interdisciplinary team to implement the Primary Care Nutrition Pathway for Adults Aged 65+. 

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Basic Nutrition Care Plan: For Healthcare Providers

The Basic Nutrition Care Plan should be initiated after a patient is identified to be at moderate or high nutrition risk using nutrition screening. This plan is recommended when at-risk patients are waiting for a consult with a registered dietitian, or do not have access to a registered dietitian.

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Nutrition Screening Tools for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

This guide was created to help healthcare providers make informed decisions when selecting a tool to screen community-dwelling older adults for nutrition risk. The guide has information on administrators, recommendations for use, validity, and scoring for each tool.

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