Learn Step 1 of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP), Nutrition Assessment of the Nutrition Care Professionals Virtual Learning Environment.
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|Monday, 6th March 2023
9:00 AM (AEST – QLD Time)
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|Hosted by Author, Rowan Stewart
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Nutrition Assessment is the first of four steps in the Nutrition Care Process (NCP). In reality, however, the dietitian is gathering and assessing patient information throughout the consultation process. Even in the latter phases of the process, the patient may share new information, and the dietitian needs to be alert to the possibility of having to modify their thinking about the Nutrition Problem/Diagnosis or the most desirable Nutrition Intervention. Following the consultation, the dietitian integrates any new patient information into the treatment scheme, and summarizes the most important points for charting in the nutrition progress note. This distillation helps other members of the health-care team understand the dietitian’s focus so that they can reinforce the changes being recommended. During follow-up consultations it is important, for the purposes of comparison, that the dietitian determines whether the patient has made the agreed-upon changes. It is of particular importance that the dietitian uses the Nutrition Assessment data to support their choice of Nutrition Diagnosis Signs and Symptoms.(2)