Nutrition Care Process and Terminology: A Practical Approach
This NCPro resource is comprised of four integrated components designed to provide a fresh, step-by-step approach to explaining and applying the Nutrition Care Process and Terminology.
- A problem-based-learning Textbook
- A comprehensive online Virtual Learning Environment with creative learning technology
- A practical companion text, the Tool Kit
- An Online and Telephone Service Desk in Australia, New Zealand and the United States
The style of this publication and the information it contains are unique. Using a case-study approach, we offer students, practitioners and clinicians the opportunity to analyze the circumstances of the case as described by the patient and then draw on the evidence base to treat the condition. In the course of that process, we introduce the new dietetic tools and concepts needed to treat the case, showing how they take effect.
The case studies have been designed to facilitate the acquisition of core knowledge and skills for dietetic practice. They develop both fundamental and complex dietetic skills which can be applied to broader practice. As well, they build in complexity and allow users to develop their knowledge and skills progressively.
- Adult Weight Management highlights patient assessment, diet analysis, body-weight calculations, energy and protein requirement assessment and more.
- Hypertension addresses the impact of nutrition on blood pressure.
- Type 2 Diabetes introduces the significance of carbohydrate intake, types of carbohydrate, exchanges, distribution and meal planning.
- Malnutrition highlights patient screening and assessment, competing nutritional issues, the importance of previous dietary intervention and prioritizing these interventions
- Paediatric Weight Management introduces paediatric growth assessment, energy equations and a detailed overview of the related themes highlighted in the adult weight management case study and their suitability for children.
The case studies provide an opportunity to develop clinical reasoning and decision-making within the context of the Nutrition Care Process and Terminology and are an excellent adjunct to any clinical text book. On the book’s completion the user discovers they have acquired the ability to apply a range of complex skills to dietetic practice.
The Nutrition Care Process (NCP) is a systematic, science based approach to providing nutrition care that also takes account of the patient’s needs and values. This text emphasizes the Ready Reckoner form in the text and includes both standard and metric measures. Using the NCP model, clinicians have developed more than 60 nutrition diagnoses, more than 70 terms to describe nutrition interventions, and in excess of 170 nutrition indicators for assessing, monitoring and evaluating nutrition status of individuals or groups of individuals.
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Authors: Rowan Stewart, Angela Vivanti and Esther Myers
Paperback + Tool Kit
Online Virtual Learning Environment – 18 Month Access
To access your online case studies please use the unique access code located in the front inside cover of your book and register your details at www.nutritioncarepro.com
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Clinical Placement Survival Guide
You’ve made it to prac! Now that you’ve survived lectures, workshops, vivas and exams you’re about to begin the best part of dietetics as a student—your placement. There’s a good chance that you’ll spend your first placement in a state of shock, overwhelmed by the amount there is to learn. You’ll no longer focus only on dietetic intervention. You now have to work with allied health staff, interact with real patients, communicate your findings to medical professionals, relay information to the food service and the list goes on. This survival guide is intended to provide you with the information and tools you need to carry with you on the wards. Inside you will find ward essentials as well as information to help you navigate the hospital, and food service environments.
Editor: Rowan Stewart