M.U.S.T *Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool*

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Course Details

Learning Aims and Outcomes


Course Title:  Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST)


Course length 3 hours

Maximum number to attend - 15


This course is aimed at all staff in health and social care. 

At the end of the training session, there is a short written assessment to evidence the learning of the attendees

Learning Outcome

Assessment Criteria

Introduction - Nutrition and wellbeing

         Identify what constitutes a balanced diet

         Define malnutrition

         Identify those who are at risk of malnutrition

         Identify consequences of malnutrition 

         Explain why adequate hydration is vital for service users

Nutritional screening

         Explain why nutritional screening is important

         Identify when nutritional screening should take place

         Describe the importance of meeting nutritional needs in accordance to Regulation 14 of the Fundamental Standards

         Demonstrate accurate assessment of a persons BMI, weight loss percentage and the impact of acute illness on nutritional intake.

         Demonstrate the ability to measure MUAC (mid upper arm circumference) when it is not possible to obtain a persons weight and height.

         Demonstrate an ability to accurately calculate overall MUST risk score

         Explain how to use the MUST score to determine how to manage a persons nutritional needs

         Describe when a worker may need to make a referral to a healthcare professional.

         Describe how to develop a nutritional management care plan if necessary.



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