Implementation of an evidenced based nutrition support pathway for haematopoietic progenitor cell transplant patients

Andersen, Sarah, Brown, Teresa, Kennedy, Glen and Banks, Merrilyn (2015) Implementation of an evidenced based nutrition support pathway for haematopoietic progenitor cell transplant patients. Clinical Nutrition, 34 3: 536-540. doi:10.1016/j.clnu.2014.06.006


Author Andersen, Sarah
Brown, Teresa
Kennedy, Glen
Banks, Merrilyn
Title Implementation of an evidenced based nutrition support pathway for haematopoietic progenitor cell transplant patients
Journal name Clinical Nutrition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0261-5614
1532-1983
Publication date 2015-06
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.clnu.2014.06.006
Open Access Status
Volume 34
Issue 3
Start page 536
End page 540
Total pages 5
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background and aims: The type of nutrition support given during haematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation (HPCT) varies greatly between transplant units and often includes enteral nutrition (EN) and/or parenteral nutrition (PN). The aims of this study were to develop an evidenced based nutrition support pathway for HPCT patients and then evaluate changes in nutrition support practices post implementation of the pathway into clinical practice.

Methods: A retrospective audit of 66 consecutive patients who underwent HPCT during the six months prior to the development of the pathway was undertaken, followed by a prospective audit of 61 consecutive patients undertaking HPCT during the six months post implementation. Data collected included type and timing of nutrition support given.

Results: Post implementation of the pathway the use of PN for allogeneic HPCT patients reduced significantly from 86% to 50% (p < 0.001) and use of oral nutrition support increased significantly from 14% to 45% (p = 0.003). Autologous HPCT recipients had shorter lengths of inadequate intake with only 30% of patients having a poor intake for greater than one week compared to 72% prior to implementation of the pathway (p = 0.02).

Conclusion: Implementation of a nutrition support pathway impacts significantly on appropriate use of nutritional support in recipients of HPCT.
Keyword Stem cell transplant
Parenteral nutrition
Enteral nutrition
Nutrition support
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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