Medical Nutrition Therapy and Pharmacotherapy

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Medical Nutrition Therapy and Pharmacotherapy ADA Paper: MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY: (MNT) -Specific nutrition service and procedure used to treat an illness, injury, or condition -Involves an in-depth nutrition assessment of the patient or client -Nutrition diagnosis -Nutrition intervention, which includes diet therapy, counseling or use of specialized nutrition supplements -Nutrition monitoring and evaluation LIFESTYLE COUNSELING: -Enhances MNT by providing insight into the behaviors and/or events that are associated with appropriate as well as inappropriate eating and exercise behaviors. *MNT and lifestyle counseling are cost-effective means of treating a number of diseases *After the initiation of pharmacotherapy, MNT should be continued ROLE OF THE HEALTH CARE TEAM: -Represents a multidisciplinary group of health care professionals with varied expertise, working together as a team to aid in the care of the patient. DISEASE MGMT: -System of coordinated health care interventions and communications for populations with conditions in which patients self-care effects are significant -Organizational model of a holistic approach in which health care professionals work together in a coordinated and cooperative manner to affect an optimal outcome for a particular patient with a particular disease -Directed at conditions such as diabetes, renal disease, hypertension, CVD, cancer and obesity -Professionals should be involved along the entire continuum of care, from program development through implementation -Managed care has presented dietitians with new opportunities for reimbursement
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This note was uploaded on 12/22/2009 for the course NFS 444 taught by Professor Koness during the Spring '09 term at Rhode Island.

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