What are PES statements?
A PES statement (or Nutrition Diagnosis Statement) is a structured sentence that describes the specific nutrition problem that you (the dietitian) is responsible for treating and working toward resolving, the cause/s of the problem and the evidence that this problem exists.
What is an example of a nutrition diagnosis?
The problem Frequently used nutrition diagnoses include: inadequate energy intake. inadequate oral intake. swallowing difficulty.
Which aspect of the PES statement is described as the diagnostic label?
PES statement components: (P) Problem or Nutrition Diagnosis Label: Describes alterations in the patient’s nutritional status. (E) Etiology: Cause/Contributing risk factors linked to the nutrition diagnosis label by the words “related to.”
How does a nutrition diagnosis differ from a medical diagnosis?
With nutrition intervention, the nutrition diagnosis ideally resolves. In contrast, a medical diagnosis describes a disease or pathology of organs or body systems (e.g., diabetes).
What is the must tool used for?
‘MUST’ is a five-step screening tool to identify adults, who are malnourished, at risk of malnutrition (undernutrition), or obese. It also includes management guidelines which can be used to develop a care plan. It is for use in hospitals, community and other care settings and can be used by all care workers.
Can you have multiple PES statements?
You can document more than one PES statement for a patient/client. Although, you can identify more than one nutrition diagnosis for a patient/client, it may be a good idea to limit them to PES statements that have been or are being addressed through nutrition interventions.
What is a nutrition diagnosis statement (PES)?
So here goes… A PES statement (or Nutrition Diagnosis Statement) is a structured sentence that describes the specific nutrition problem that you (the dietitian) is responsible for treating and working toward resolving, the cause/s of the problem and the evidence that this problem exists.
What is the format of the PES statement?
The format of the PES statement is: Problem (the nutrition diagnosis) related to Etiology (factors contributing to the nutrition diagnosis) as evidenced by Signs and Symptoms (findings from the nutrition assessment that determine the nutrition diagnosis).
What happens if your PES statement is weak?
If your PES statement is weak or doesn’t address the most urgent problem, then the interventions won’t be effective and the goals will not be met. The PES statement describes the nutrition problem, its root cause and evidence for the diagnosis.