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 Formulary Chapter 23: Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) - Full Section
Notes:

Introduction

  • Malnutrition can lead to:
    • Poor immune function
    • Poor wound healing
    • Muscle wastage and increased risk of falls and fractures
    • Increased care needs
    • Reduced independence
    • Increased risk of hospitalisation
  • An estimated 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition[1]
  • We have ~140,984 residents on the Isle of Wight2
  • 38,488 (27.3%) of those residents are over 65 years old[2]
  • Therefore, potentially ~3,850 people on the Isle of Wight are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.
  • Around 35% of people admitted to care homes are malnourished/at risk of malnutrition1
  • These estimates do not account for people with increased social or mental health needs, learning disabilities or people with disabilities

[1] BAPEN (2017) Malnutrition: The Facts. CN Vol.17 No.3 Jul/Aug 2017

[2] Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (2019) – Demographics and Population (2017/18) [Online]. Available at https://www.iow.gov.uk/azservices/documents/2552-Isle-of-Wight-Demographic-and-Population-factsheet-2017-18-FINAL-SS.pdf

 

Numbers in brackets indicate counts of (Formulary items, Non Formulary items)
23.01 Identifying Malnutrition (0,0)
23.02 Guide to prescribing ONS (0,0)
23.02.01 Powdered ONS (7,0)
23.02.02 Ready-made ONS products (13,0)
23.02.03 Ready-made compact ONS products (8,0)
23.02.04 Juice style ONS products (4,0)
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