9.4.6-Step 6-Review need for ONS

Step 6- Review need for ONS

Review period depends on clinical need, good practice suggests initial review after maximum one month then at least three monthly thereafter.

  • Review weight and MUST score, to re-assess condition and continued need for ONS:
    • Has the underlying condition resolved or deteriorated?
    • Have the goals of treatment been met?
  • Reinforce food first advice
  • Can the person safely make meals and nourishing drinks or someone is available to do so on their behalf? (consider suitability of a powdered product)
  • Ascertain compliance and tolerance of present oral nutritional supplements.