FV organises Malnutrition Awareness Week 2023 with the message ‘Nutrition care is a patient right’

To provide valuable nutritional information to our staff and patients, FV Hospital organises the “Malnutrition Awareness Week” programme from 18th – 22nd September. This year’s programme has the theme “Nutrition Care Is A Patient Right” to enhance awareness of the importance of nutrition in patient care. Besides treatment, the proper and adequate nutritional care has been shown to expedite a patient’s recovery.

Malnutrition Awareness Week is an annual campaign by ASPEN (the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) designed to guide healthcare professionals and educate consumers on how to detect, intervene, and treat malnutrition.

FV Hospital organises the “Malnutrition Awareness Week” programme with interesting and useful activities for patients, relatives and hospital staff as follows:

  1. Poster creation contest along the theme “Nutrition Care Is A Patient Right” taking place from 14:00 to 17:00 on 19th September, in the Auditorium, 3rd floor, F Building
  2. Food contest themed “Preparing Snack For Malnourished People” from 12:30 to 17:00 on 22nd September, Elevator lobby, 3rd floor, F Building
  3. “FV Food Fair” from 11:00 to 17:00 on 22nd September, Terrace, 3rd floor, F Building
  4. 4. Cooking instructions section from FV Bistro’s chef with the tasty and nutritious dish “Pork belly dish stewed with shiitake mushrooms – Sichuan style”
  5. To support professional medical activities, improve treatment results, and reduce malnutrition rates, FV employees can participate in free webinars on nutrition topics by ASPEN. Online seminars include:
  • 12h – 13h30, 18 September, 2023: “Malnutrition in the Patient with Obesity: How to Address the Under Recognition”
  • 12h – 13h30, 19 September, 2023: “Is This Malnutrition? How to Approach Common Diagnostic Challenges”
  • 12h – 13h15, 20 September, 2023: “Pediatric Malnutrition Diagnosis and Provider Engagement”
  • 12h – 13h15, 21 September, 2023: “Addiction: The New Skeleton in the Hospital Closet”
  • 12h – 13h, 22 September, 2023: “Malnutrition and Transitions of Care Between Health Care Settings”

During the programme period, patients will receive special offers when visiting FV Nutrition & Dietetics department:

  • 20% discount for nutritionist consultation
  • Free body composition analysis by InBody analysis

When to see a nutritionist:

  • For young children, when the following signs appear: Weight and height below the norm for children of the same age and gender; eating less, poor physical activity, digestive problems, slow walking and slow teething.
  • Adults: Malnutrition, unexplained weight loss, malabsorption, decreased appetite, oedema or water retention due to decreased protein in the blood, prolonged feeling of fatigue, etc.
  • People with chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, kidney failure, patients before and after surgery, food allergies, anorexia or digestive system problems.
  • Diet plays a crucial role in daily energy balance. Energy from diet includes the carbohydrate group, the protein group, the fat group, as well as other essential nutrients such as fibre, vitamins, and minerals, that are vital for maintaining a healthy body. Therefore, balancing all nutritional components in appropriate proportions is the key factor in implementing a scientific and effective long term diet. Completely avoiding carbohydrates or fats in the long run can lead to health risks.

The doctors from Nutrition and Dietetics Department, FV Hospital will provide a comprehensive treatment and care plan to provide enough nutrients to help patients recover and maintain healthy body activity. In addition, the patient will have their measured body composition with Inbody machine to determine the loss of muscle, percentage of fat and water of the body so that the doctor can provide a specific treatment regimen.

To book an appointment with Dr Nguyen Viet Quynh Thu, Specialist level II, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics Department, FV Hospital, please contact: (028) 54 11 33 33, ext. 1419

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