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Unplanned Weight Loss in Aged Care

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Unplanned weight loss occurs when a client experiences an unintentional reduction in body mass. According to the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program, there are two categories of unplanned weight loss: significant unplanned weight loss and consecutive unplanned weight loss.

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Unplanned weight loss occurs when a client experiences an unintentional reduction in body mass. In these cases, there is no written strategy or ongoing record detailing planned weight loss. According to the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program, there are two categories of unplanned weight loss: Significant unplanned weight loss, where the client loses three or more kilograms within three months, and consecutive unplanned weight loss, where the client loses any amount of weight every month for three months in a row.

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Keryn Winterton
17 May 2021
An important basic teaching with practical ideas to address a significant issue in aged care.
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Normila Lontok-Alzona
08 Apr 2021
Very informative topic for an aged care nurse.
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Grace boucher
08 Apr 2021
This knowledge will help give better care to patients and help stop any weight loss which leads to a quicker recovery
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08 Apr 2021
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Larissa Deeble
08 Apr 2021
Very beneficial information for the whole aged care industry.
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27 Dec 2021
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