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Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NT 286 - Clinic for Nutrition Care IV

Credit Hours: 3.5

This advanced course provides the supervised practice rotation in long-term care settings with a focus on the application of the MDS and care planning along with practical application of knowledge presented in Nutrition Care IV. Practice in interviewing, counseling and group nutrition presentations for the geriatric clientele in health facility settings is provided. Calculation and planning practice for more complex dietary modifications is included. This rotation culminates in a capstone activity of assuming the role of a dietetic technician on a full-time basis in a healthcare facility.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of the term, the student will be able to:

  • apply rules, regulations, and interpretive guidelines related to the nutritional care of residents;
  • develop appropriate, individualized assessments and care plans for long-term care residents;
  • design a nutritional care plan to support successful medical nutrition therapy for an individual resident;
  • evaluate a resident's intake according to medical nutrition therapy recommendations and the individual's needs;
  • perform ethically in accordance with the values of the American Dietetic Association;
  • participate in performance review and self-evaluation;
  • counsel residents on nutrition;
  • communicate effectively at health care team meetings;
  • demonstrate a variety of documentation techniques; and
  • use computer programs, as available, to assist with assessment, documentation, and nutritional care of residents.

Prerequisites: NT 282, NT 283
Corequisites: NT 276, NT 277, NT 284, NT 285
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