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Unformatted text preview: Module 12 Feeding a Patient Nurses need to refine their feeding skills to assist patients in maintaining: Why follow a recommended diet plan? What tools are used in planning and evaluating a diet for adequacy? ◦ “My Pyramid” food guide system ◦ RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowances) ◦ Dietary Guidelines for Americans The “My Pyramid Food Guide” is a graphic device designed to represent a total diet and provide a firm foundation for health. True What food items are recommended by the US department of agriculture “My Pyramid” guidelines and RDA guidelines to improve the American diet? What are the consequences if a person has increased nutritional intake versus the person who has decreased nutritional intake? Anorexia Obesity or What are examples of what the nurse can remove to not have any unpleasant sights? How can a nurse remove any obnoxious odors? How can the nurse ensure the over- bed table is clean? How can the nurse provide good lighting? Remove any unpleasant sights – i.e. urinals, wound dressings, emesis basin, used alcohol wipes, old milk, prior meal Remove any obnoxious odors – i.e. bedside commode, wound dressings, emesis, diapers, open meal cover away from the patient to avoid the odor of all the mixed foods. Clean the over-bed table – i.e. wipe with a washcloth any sticky stuff Provide good lighting – i.e. ask the patient if they want their window binds open, lights on What is the highest priority when preparing a patient to eat?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course RNSG 1105 taught by Professor Cooper during the Spring '11 term at Austin Community College.

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