Research and Education

ENASA is invested in highlighting the consequence of disease related malnutrition (DRM) on clinical outcomes and healthcare resource use. SA has a unique situation as its population has a quadruple burden of disease and there is limited data available on the incidence of DRM.

As research is costly, ENASA has joined forces with SASPEN and embarked on a project to start funding research on the incidence of malnutrition in Africa as well as the use of enteral nutrition.

 

DIETITIAN'S WEEK

Dietitians week is an initiative started by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) to highlight the role of Dietitians in the hospital and community. This week usually takes place in June. ENASA, SASPEN, HDIG and ADSA have be involved in Dietitians week since 2016. Each year there is a different theme.

More information can be found here

 

FUNDED RESEARCH

 

ENASA funds various research in the field on malnutrition and enteral nutriton.

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2017

Determining adequacy of nutrition support in a tertiary hospital

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Prof Renèe Blaauw

Friendly Young Doctor

2015

Addressing Malnutrition in Hospitalised Adults: a (South) African Perspective

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Janicke Visser

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2014

Prevalence and Impact of Hospital Malnutrition on Associated Outcomes (Tygerberg Hospital)

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Prof Renèe Blaauw

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2017

Adequacy of Oral Intake in a Private Intensive Care Unit in Gauteng Provinces

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Alta Kloppers

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2015

Assessment of knowlege, attitude and practice of nurses regarding Enteral Nutrition (EN) at a Military hospital

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Londolani Ramuada

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2017

The  Nutritional Status Assessment of Dialysis Patients Protocol

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Zarina Ebrahims

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2014

Prevalence of Risk of Malnutrition in Hospitalised Adult Patients in a Tertiary Hospital Setting in South Africa

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Merel- Marlijn Moens

 

CONGRESS PARTICIPATION

ENASA member companies participate in various congress both locally and internationally. These can be found on the Facebook page. 

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