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Disaster Plan Checklist for Long-term Care Facilities: Dietary Department
Every disaster can have different repercussions in a long-term care facility. Planning can help limit problems that might occur in the Dietary Department. The following list will help you develop and maintain a disaster plan. To assure your plan is up to date, review it at least monthly and immediately prior to a potential expected threat, such as severe weather conditions.
1. Administrative information
- Maintain a list of current dietary ...Read more
40 g Protein/Day Special Diet
(diabetes, no dialysis)
Special diet: 40 grams (g) of protein/day for individuals with diabetes who are not on dialysis
Make sure you are monitoring:
- Your blood urea nitrogen (BUN):
- Normal BUN is 5–25 milligrams (mg)/deciliter (dL)
- Your serum creatinine:
- Normal is 0.6–1.2 mg/dL
- Your A1c
- Normal is 4.5%–6.5%
Why your diet is important
The purpose of this diet is to:
- Prevent an increase in waste products in your blood, such as urea
- Control your blood ...Read more
Soy and Breast Cancer: Does a Link Exist?
For the past 15 years, soy and soy-based foods (soy milk, tofu, and soy flour) have gained considerable attention in regard to their rich nutrient composition (vegetable protein, fiber, B vitamins, calcium, iron, zinc, and phytochemicals, such as isoflavones), and studies have looked at their potential health benefits when consumed as part of a balanced diet.
In fact, in 1999, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the nutrition label claim that “consuming 25 grams [g] of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease” ...Read more
Nutritional Concerns: Pediatric Cancer Treatment
For children dealing with cancer and undergoing treatment, achieving and maintaining adequate nutrition during their illness and throughout therapy significantly influences the course of the disease. The impact of poor nutritional status on a patient’s prognosis is characterized by diminished immune function, higher susceptibility to infections, delayed wound healing, lower tolerance and response to chemotherapy, biochemical imbalances, anemia, and visceral protein depletion.
Studies show that up to 46% of children and young adults with cancer experience malnutrition because of tumor- and treatment-related factors. Major advances in treatment have resulted in increased survival time (80% ...Read more
C-Reactive Protein and Nutrition
News about the role of c-reactive protein (CRP) and cardiovascular disease and nutrition continues to circulate. When the body experiences inflammation in response to a chronic condition, injury, or infection, c-reactive protein is one of the acute phase proteins that increases during inflammation.
Testing for the presence of CRP in the blood may help assess risk factors for cardiovascular disease. CRP research has occurred for the past several years, but conclusive statements have not readily trickled into mainstream medical and nutritional advice. Elevated CRP levels are generally one risk factor of many that contribute to elevated ...Read more
Gas and Diet
The body produces gas in the stomach and intestines during the normal digestion of food. Swallowed air also causes gas.
Rapid introduction of any high-fiber foods to the diet will lead to gas. If you want to begin eating a higher-fiber diet, begin slowly and make sure you drink plenty of fluids. The following foods and beverages are the ones most likely to cause gas.
- Brussels sprouts
- Prune juice
- Citrus ...Read more
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Mission Statements: Writing One for Yourself
The mission statement was first brought to public awareness by Richard Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Effective People and First Things First. It is called by many things, including a credo, a purpose statement, and a personal philosophy. All of these terms mean the same thing—to define what really matters to you in life and to express your values.
Writing a personal mission statement is something that many life coaches, wellness experts, and authors have recommended. Properly done, this exercise can help people take control of their lives and steer themselves in ...Read more
Flipboard: An App to Organize Your Social Networks
Have you ever looked through your phone and noticed how many applications take up the “tiles” on your home screen? If you have, you are probably looking for ways to organize the different applications on your phone. Flipboard is a technology tool used to help organize different social networks by collecting the content of social media networks and organizing it into a magazine format to allow people to “flip” through the feeds.
It is only available for tablets or smartphones, but is compatible with both the iPhone Operating System (IOS) ...Read more
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