Canterbury DHB


Nutritional Support

Nutritional support is an important aspect of care for patients with haematological conditions. It helps prevent or reduce undernutrition.

Patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation or intensive chemotherapy have increased nutritional requirements. Their energy requirements may be 120 – 140% higher than normal. They also have increased protein turnover.

Early nutrition support is important for minimising the detrimental effects of undernutrition.

All patients, regardless of BMI, will receive additional nutrition support from the dietitian if:

In This Section

Levels of Nutrition Support

Safe Eating and Low Immunity Diet Guidelines

Nutrition support for patients undergoing an Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant

Cultural Considerations for Nutrition Support

Prescribing Nutritional Supplement Drinks

About this Canterbury DHB document (5052):

Document Owner:

Sean Macpherson (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

January 2019

Next Review:

January 2022


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Topic Code: 5052