NURS 3120 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Adipose Tissue, Malabsorption, Cardiovascular Disease
Questions should explore dietary intake, perceived nutritional issues. Ask specific questions to assess the patient"s actual & potential nutritional needs. Analysis of the data to evaluate appropriate nutritional interventions and needs for education regarding diet and healthy lifestyle. Nutrition related problems obesity or diabetes. Etoh use alcohol impedes absoprtion of nutrients. Substance misuse money for food may be spent instead to feed drug habit. Why do you think you are experiencing weight loss. When did the gain start how many pounds in last 6 months. What types of foods cause you problems when eating. Foods that are easier for you to eat/swallow. Any weight changes since you first noticed these difficulties. Problem based: loss of appetite or nausea. What are the perceived problems with appetite and/or nausea. Constant problem or does it come and go. What foods are offensive to the palate, sense of smell. Compare patient"s intake with the usda"s myplate .