Published: 26 February 2019
The paediatric nutrition screening tool (PNST) is for nurses, doctors and nutrition specialists caring for inpatients. The tool helps you identify if your patient is at risk of malnutrition and may need to see a dietitian. Use it when your patient is staying in hospital for more than 24 hours.
- Audience Health professionals
- Information typeStandards and guidelines; Forms
- Last updated17 August 2023
The PNST is a quick assessment with 4 yes or no questions that identify if your patient needs a nutritional assessment or dietary support.