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Congratulations to our IrSPEN2021 Poster Winners

The IrSPEN Board is pleased to announce the IrSPEN2021 Poster Winners.  As expected, the standard of poster submissions this year was very high.  Our seven winners were selected based on

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Call to develop specialist unit for Intestinal Failure

HSE must reduce mortality among patients with intestinal failure Major National Conference taking place on Repositioning Nutrition in Healthcare A dedicated unit to treat and rehabilitate patients with Intestinal Failure

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Guide to using Malnutrition Risk Screening Tools

The purpose of this module is: To highlight the importance of identifying adults at risk of malnutrition and To provide step-by-step training on how to complete four validated tools for

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Launching of two National Policies for Disability Services

Description Two National Policies for Disability Services will be launched via webinar on March 12, 2021. These are the: 1. Food, Nutrition and Hydration Policy for Adults Accessing Disability Services

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Reports of malnutrition in COVID patients on CPAP

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) that is delivered by face mask or hood is increasingly used in patients with COVID-19 who have been admitted to hospital, often on general or

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People with diabetes and obesity should be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination

  Continuity of treatment for all patients with diabetes and obesity recommended as part of COVID-19 response People with diabetes and people with obesity should be prioritised for early COVID-19

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IrSPEN 2020 Award for Best Overall Research Project, BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics (join Trinity-TU Dublin) programme

Aine Ryan (Bsc) has been awarded the prize for best overall research project 2020 for her final year project in the BSc Human Nutrition & Dietetics course 2020.  Áine Ryan is

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Surgery can free two thirds of patients with type 2 diabetes from use of insulin

Surgery more effective and cheaper than insulin for people with severe type 2 diabetes Surgery has been found to be more effective and cheaper than insulin for patients with type

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Length of hospital stays can be shortened – with new standard for inpatient nutrition

Nutrition screening and treatments will help hospitalised Covid-19 patients Reducing inpatient malnutrition estimated to save 30,000 bed days and €24m per year 30,000 bed days and €24m can be saved