Nutrition and Oral Hydration

by Diana Shenefield, PhD

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    Our topic for this lecture is nutrition and oral hydration. My name is Diana Shenefield. So, what are we going to talk about here? Well, that’s pretty easy. We’re talking about food and drink that we know, as nurses that it’s more than food or drink, that it’s about nutrition and what it can do for our patient, and hydration, and what happens when our patient is overhydrated or underhydrated. So it’s a little bit more than food or drink. So we’re going to delve into it. Our learning outcome is we need to understand the importance and the clinical significance of fluid intake. And you know as a nurse that it is important that we watch fluid intake that there’s a fine balance that our body has for what’s too much and what’s too little, and why our body needs fluid, why our body needs water, what it does to ourselves. And again, all that is understanding the body, understanding at the cellular level that a lot of our patients don’t understand. But we need to make sure that they know so that they understand when we talk to them about making sure they get enough to drink, what we’re talking about and not just drinking. The ability to manage the patient who has an altered nutritional status. Unfortunately, all of our patients don’t come with great nutritional backgrounds. We have diabetics. We have people that are malnourished for one reason or another. And so, we know we can’t just ignore that because that affects their healing process. It can affect their disease process. And understanding the role that vitamins and minerals play, and how there’s a balance again, of those, to keep our body in the state that we would want it to be in. And then perform...

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    The lecture Nutrition and Oral Hydration by Diana Shenefield, PhD is from the course Physiological Integrity. It contains the following chapters:

    • Nutrition and Oral Hydration
    • Tips To Keep in Mind
    • Foods High in Vitamins and Minerals
    • Tube Feeding
    • Fluid Volume Deficit
    • Dehydration Interventions
    • Over Hydration Interventions

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Asparagus, carrots, shredded wheat
    2. Cucumbers, popcorn, cantaloupe
    3. Peas, strawberries, corn
    4. Tomatoes, peas, corn
    1. Popcorn
    2. Pancakes
    3. Muffins
    4. Ripe bananas
    1. Place patient in high-Fowler’s position
    2. Flush with 20 ml of air
    3. Advance tube 1 cm
    4. Plug the air vent during feeding

    Author of lecture Nutrition and Oral Hydration

     Diana Shenefield, PhD

    Diana Shenefield, PhD

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