Patient Nutrition

Nutrition has a significant impact on hospitalized patient outcomes and medical-surgical nurses are in a key position to lead in the delivery of effective nutrition care.

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is dedicated to improving patient outcomes by championing better and collaborative nutrition care in hospitalized patients.

Our online resources listed below provide evidence-based practices and tools on nutrition that will help you improve patient outcomes in your practice.

AMSN Nutrition Resources

Find published nutrition articles, sessions, infographics, and news stories including:

  • MEDSURG Nursing, the official journal AMSN
  • MedSurg Matters!, AMSN member newsletter
  • AMSN Convention Sessions - Some titles as marked are free for anyone to download, and require an AMSN account to download and/or purchase from the AMSN Online Library.
  • Nutrition Stories, Articles, and Infographics - from other sources such as the Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition.

Go to AMSN Nutrition Resources

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute - Adult Malnutrition

With more than a decade of experience as an accredited provider of nursing and dietitian credits in the U.S., Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is great source for educational materials on Adult Malnutrition.

Take advantage of the educational resources on recognizing, addressing and managing adult malnutrition.

The programs you'll find in their library support ANHI's commitment to science-based nutrition through continuing education.

Learn about their, free, Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition.

Go to the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute

Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition Culminates

AMSN had the opportunity to collaborate with Abbott Nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) to launch The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition in 2013.

Over the past several years, the Alliance has been dedicated to taking an interprofessional approach to champion nutrition practices for patients. This collaborative effort created several tools and resources, such as the consensus paper, to help hospitals advocate for effective nutrition practices in their organization.

With these achievements, the Alliance has culminated but AMSN and its partners remain committed to ending malnutrition in the hospital and community. We will continue to support ongoing educational activities and collaborate with organizations like Abbott, AND, ASPEN and the Defeat Malnutrition Today coalition to help address malnutrition in the U.S. and around the world.