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Ch 29: Nutrition Essentials for Nursing

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Feel confident that you have a good grasp of nutrition essentials for nursing with help from lessons developed by top instructors. This chapter can boost your knowledge of diet planning, nutritional disturbances, diet adaptations and more.

Nutrition Essentials for Nursing - Chapter Summary

Nurses help patients maintain their health in a variety of ways, one of which is through nutrition. The lessons in this chapter teach the essentials of nutrition to ensure you fully understand ways nurses contribute to the creation and maintenance of a healthy diet for patients during care. Access these lessons anytime from your computer or mobile devices to absorb these concepts at your own pace. When finished, you will be prepared to:

  • Describe the food pyramid and healthy diet planning guidelines
  • Define calories and discuss their purpose
  • List and describe common nutritional disturbances
  • Explain why diet adaptations and alternative feeding methods are sometimes necessary
  • Discuss ways to assess nutritional and gastrointestinal status
  • Showcase your understanding of nursing and nutrition via a case study

Review the video lessons in this chapter to learn about nutrition essentials for nursing with help from fun visual and audio effects. Scroll below the videos to access timelines designed to help you skip to key topics within the lessons without watching them in full. Below the timelines are full transcripts of the lessons that feature helpful vocabulary words. With each lesson is a short quiz you can take to assess your understanding of concepts covered.

6 Lessons in Chapter 29: Nutrition Essentials for Nursing
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Healthy Diet Planning Guidelines: Nutrients & Food Groups

1. Healthy Diet Planning Guidelines: Nutrients & Food Groups

The USDA and Health and Human Services developed dietary guidelines for Americans that outline diet and lifestyle recommendations. Learn how these guidelines, along with the USDA food guides, can be used to help you develop a healthy eating plan in this video lesson.

Calories: Definition, Purpose & Total Count

2. Calories: Definition, Purpose & Total Count

A calorie is a unit of measurement used to express energy. There are three nutrients that provide the body with calories: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Learn about these macronutrients and recommendations for total energy intake: EER and AMDRs.

Common Nutritional Disturbances

3. Common Nutritional Disturbances

There are many situations that can affect a person's nutrition. Learn more about common nutritional disturbances and their effects on the body and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Diet Adaptations & Alternative Feeding Methods

4. Diet Adaptations & Alternative Feeding Methods

Did you know there are several different diet adaptations and alternative feeding methods? There are just as many reasons people may need to be on them. Learn more about these forms of nutrition, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Nursing Assessment of Nutritional & Gastrointestinal Status

5. Nursing Assessment of Nutritional & Gastrointestinal Status

Have you ever wondered how nurses or other health care professionals determine a patient's nutritional and gastrointestinal status? Learn more about obtaining health history and nutritional and gastrointestinal assessments, then try a quiz.

Nursing Case Study on Nutrition

6. Nursing Case Study on Nutrition

This case study will help you, as the student, apply the nursing process to a patient and family who requires nutrition education in order to heal properly from a wound and help reduce health risk factors.

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