NCP_lecture_note.S08 - Role of the Dietitian in the Health...

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HNF 320, Sp 2008 (Song) HNF 320 Introduction to the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) K. Lacey & E. Pritchett. Nutrition Care Process and Model: ADA adopts road map to quality care and outcomes management. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 103 (8): 1061-1072, 2003 “Just as maps are reissued when new roads are built and rivers change course, this Nutrition Care Process and Model reflects recent changes in the nutrition and health care environment. It provides dietetics professionals with the updated “road map” to follow the best path for high-quality patient/client/group-centered nutrition care” Dietetics Students Review the current Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education (CADE) Educational Standards to ensure that the language and level of expected competencies are consistent with the entry-level practice of the Nutrition Care Process. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) may make revisions on the RD and DTR exams to evaluate entry-level competencies needed to practice nutrition care with the NCP. Revision of texts and other educational materials will also need to incorporate the key principles and steps of this new process BACKGROUND and RATIONALE Increased demand and utilization of services provided by RDs and DTRs and empower members to compete successfully in a rapidly changing environment. Examples: state licensure, other health professions. Increased needs to provide high-quality nutrition care by doing the right thing at the right time, in the right way, for the right person, and achieving the best possible results. When a standardized process is implemented, less variable and more predictable outcomes are resulted “Quality” as defined by the National Academy of Science’s (NAS) Institute of Medicine (IOM) is The degree to which health service for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge The quality performance of providers can be measured by (a)_ the patient’s outcome(end-results) and (b) the degree to which providers adhere to an accepted care process The Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, “it is not acceptable to have a wide quality chasm, or a gap, between actual and best possible performance. Needs to distinguish the Nutrition Care Process and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Standardized Process vs. Standardized Care The relationship between the patient/client/group and dietetics professional is at the core of the nutrition care process. The NCP is a standardized process which means a consistent structure and framework used to provide nutrition care and supports for individualized care.
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NCP is NOT a standardized care which means that all patients/clients receive the same care.
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