Author : Patricia H. Worthington
Publisher : W B Saunders Company
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De
Book Description :
This portable, practical reference is designed to fill the need for primary care and clinical nutrition information for nurse practitioners within various specialty areas such as adult, family, pediatric, and acute care. It addresses the fundamentals of nutritional care including nutritional assessment, identifying risk factors, determining nutrient requirements, and selecting appropriate intervention. Life cycle nutrition, functional elements of nutrition support, pharmacologic considerations, trends in nutritional care, and nutritional considerations in specific disease states are also covered. Reflects the commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to patient care through the contributors' expertise in a variety of disciplines. Addresses the needs of patients throughout the life cycle and in a variety of health care settings. Covers age-appropriate interventions and explores the cultural and ethnic considerations that take on greater significance as the US population grows increasingly diverse. Addresses techniques and procedures such as safely feeding patients with dysphasia, inserting and maintaining enteral access devices, care of vascular access devices, monitoring response to therapy, and troubleshooting and preventing complications. Provides information on drug-nutrient interactions, pharmacological issues related to parenteral nutrition, and non-traditional approaches to therapeutic nutrition. Covers nutritional implications of selected disease states and provides evidence-based guidelines for nutritional management of medical conditions in which nutritional intervention plays a prominent role. The user-friendly format features charts, tables, and bulleted lists that provide quick, easy access to information. A list of Internet Resources at the end of each chapter direct clinicians to websites for more in-depth information, sources for educational material, and support groups for patients.