Query for Severe Protein Calorie Malnutrition
I have a 95 y/o patient who was admitted with CVA. She meets ASPEN criteria for severe protein calorie malnutrition. Her family wanted only comfort care and was transferred to hospice care the day after admission.
Dietary did do a nutritional assessment, but there was no other treatment or follow up regarding her malnutrition. I am not certain whether to attempt a post-discharge query to get this diagnosis on the chart. I know it will increase her SOI/ROM but it was not really addressed during her stay.
Thoughts? Thank, you!