Paragraphs 5-1 through 5-13
After completing this lesson, you should be able to:
Select from a list six factors which influence
Identify factors, which may alter a hospitalized
patient's eating patterns.
Identify factors, which may alter a patient's food
intake due to illness.
Identify reasons that hospitalized patients are at
risk of being malnourished.
Identify nursing interventions, which may help,
the patient meets his or her nutritional needs.
Identify the responsibilities of the practical nurse
in relation to diet therapy.
Identify six reasons for therapeutic diets.
Select a specialized diet when given a
description of the diet contents.
Identify nursing interventions, which may
prepare the patient for meals.
After studying the assignment, complete the exercises
at the end of this lesson. These exercises will help you
to achieve the lesson objectives.