Now that the first COVID-19 patients are starting to be discharged from hospital wards, these patients are being directed towards our first-line dietitians to begin their recovery phase post- hospitalization. The information these discharged patients receive in terms of nutritional guidance in their home-setting is often limited.
First-line dietitians are being expected to support these discharged COVID-19 patients following their hospitalization. It is thus important that there are clear guidelines and a care pathway in place.
Based on the available literature and insights gathered from these patients’ first experiences in their recovery phase, Diëtheek has created the “Nutrition during the recovery of COVID-19” care pathway. These guidelines are
intended for all dietitians working in the primary healthcare setting and who are managing this patient group.