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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NT 283 - Clinic for Nutrition Care III

Credit Hours: 4

This supervised clinical practice in acute care settings focuses on the application of knowledge presented in Nutrition Care III. The nutrition care process and nutrition care of patients is practiced. Focus is placed on screening, interviewing and counseling of patients on specialized diets. Calculation of modified diets and medical record documentation is also emphasized.

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

  • screen patients according to hospital protocol;
  • interpret anthropometric, laboratory, clinical, and dietary data to complete a comprehensive nutritional assessment;
  • design a nutritional care plan to support successful medical nutrition therapy for an individual patient;
  • calculate basic enteral nutrition regimens;
  • evaluate an individual’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 individuals on nutrition for common conditions;
  • demonstrate a variety of documentation methods; and
  • use the computer to obtain and communicate information.

Prerequisites: BI 178, CH 140, CH 141, NT 128, NT 136, NT 137, NT 138
Corequisites: NT 282
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