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Disaster Plan Checklist for Long-term Care Facilities: Dietary DepartmentEvery 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 staff and their contact ...Read more
40 g Protein/Day Special Diet (diabetes, no dialysis)Date: ___________________________ Name: ________________________________ 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%
- Prevent an increase in waste products in your blood, such as urea
- Control your blood pressure (goal is less than 120/70)
- Prevent the symptoms of uremia, including:
- Bad taste
- Weight loss
- Poor appetite
- Control your blood sugar
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” based on ...Read more
Nutritional Concerns: Pediatric Cancer TreatmentFor 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% of children ...Read more
- Brussels sprouts
- Citrus fruits
- Fruit juices
- Prune juice
- Carbonated beverages
- Dried beans, peas, and lentils
- Foods containing sugar alcohols, such as sorbitol or xylitol
- Fructose, if you malabsorb fructose*
- High-fat diets (tend to cause more gas, because the gas does not move ...Read more
- Decrease core temperature
- Restore energy and fuel
- Rebuild muscle
- Reduce muscle damage
- Speed muscle repair
- Keep you healthy
- Improve performance
Flipboard: An App to Organize Your Social NetworksHave 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) and Android ...Read more
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Hyponatremia Quiz Which of the following indicates hyponatremia? Serum sodium <125 milliequivalen...
Hyponatremia Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality. A sodium level of <135 mill...
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Celiac Disease: Eating Guide for Kids Soon you will meet Tom and Sara. Tom has celiac disease. He is...
Cholesterol in Children and Adolescents You have learned that you have high cholesterol. You are not...
Initial Nutrition Assessment Form for Dialysis Patients Name: ______________________________________...
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