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Pocket guide to nutritional care
Moore, Mary Courtney.
Personal Author:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby, [2001]

Physical Description:
xii, 532 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Format :


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Home Location
Central Library RM217.2 .M66 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Thoroughly revised and updated, Pocket Guide to Nutritional Care 4 th Edition serves as a complete, portable nutritional reference for care givers, including nursing students, nurses, dieticians and other health professionals, who need to understand the nutritional aspects of health care delivery.

Includes updates of information pertaining to US RDA, Healthy People 2001, a new Health Weight Standards chart, diet drugs, alcoholism and nutritional requirements for the elderly Inpatient and outpatient scenarios Identifies relevant nutrition assessment findings in each stage of the life cycle and each disease state. Integrates nutrition assessment into virtually every chapter, emphasizing performance of a thorough nutrition assessment as a basis for planning nutrition interventions and teaching. Includes thorough descriptions of both enteral and parenteral nutrition support in their own separate chapters. Includes an explanation of the physiology or pathophysiology related to the life cycle stage or illness(es) covered in each particular chapter, facilitating the readers understanding of alterations in nutrient digestion, absorption, or metabolism or of specific nutrition needs related to developmental stage. Overviews cultural and ethnic impacts on nutrition to provide a basis for understanding a patient/clients food intake and preferences and planning nutrition interventions that will be acceptable to the patient/client. Emphasizes the importance of weight control and physical activity in the maintenance of good health. Includes the most recent dietary recommendations, the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), along with the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), providing the most up-to-date information in this key nutrition content area. Provides expanded content on food safety and food-borne illnesses, in appendix form, reflecting current awareness of the prevalence and severity of these problems. Features an expanded section in appendix form on resources for nutrition intervention, referral, and teaching, providing additional resources for the clinician involved in inpatient and outpatient care. Includes expanded content in other areas as well, including alcohol-related disorders and sources of caffeine in foods and beverages, to provide the most current information on these important topics. Glossary

Spanish version of 2nd edition also available, ISBN: 84-8086-083-9

Table of Contents

Unit I Nutrition For Health Promotion Throughout The Life Cycle
Nutrition and Health: Overview
Nutrition Assessment
Pregnancy and Lactation
Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
Physical Fitness and Athletic Competition
Unit II Obesity And Eating Disorders
Obesity and Weight Control
Eating Disorders
Unit III Nutrition Support
Enteral Nutrition
Parenteral Nutrition
Unit IV Nutrition And Specific Clinical Conditions
Surgery, Trauma, and Burns
Gastrointestinal Disorders
HIV Infection
Heart Disease
Pulmonary Disease
Renal Disease
Diabetes Mellitus
Alcohol-Related, Mental, and Neurologic Disorders
Low Birth Weight Infants
Functions and Dietary Sources of Some Important Nutrients
Dietary Fiber in Common Foods
Healthy Weight Ranges for Men and Women of All Ages
Growth Charts for Children
TSF and AMC Percentiles
Laboratory Reference Values
Caffeine Content of Selected Beverages and Foods
Drug-Nutrient Interactions
Resources for Planning Interventions, Referrals, and Teaching
Modified Diets
Food Safety Guidelines

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