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Building a bridge from classroom to clinical practice, this casebook is composed of 32 realistic case studies appropriate for introductory and advanced level courses in nutrition and medical nutrition therapy. Each case study uses the medical record as its structure and is designed to resemble an electronic medical record. The student "solves the case" by using the medical record information provided such as hospital admission data, laboratory test results, intake/output records, and the physician and other health care provider progress notes. The case is followed by a series of questions that focus on pathophysiology; assessment; clinical, nutritional, and behavioral outcomes; interventions; and appropriate follow-up for the patient. This "real world" approach helps to prepare the student for the professional setting. Objectives for student learning within each case are built around the nutrition care process and competencies for dietetic education.
- The 5th edition offers several new cases addressing important health care concerns in the United States: gastroparesis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), gastrointestinal surgery with ostomy, adult traumatic brain injury, pediatric cerebral palsy, tongue cancer treated with surgery and radiation therapy, and breast cancer.
- The questions are organized so that the instructor may pick and choose a variety of questions, allowing for variable completion/grading time requirements.
- Questions and content for revised cases have been rewritten so that each case features a smaller number of more focused questions and incorporates new evidence-based guidelines for both medical and nutritional care.
- Cases are consistent with evidence-based guidelines and incorporate up-to-date medications, surgical and other treatments, tests, and normal lab values to simulate current clinical practice.
- Intake/output records and nursing assessment charts are included for all hospitalized patients.
- The concepts and nutrition care process presented in the cases can apply to many medical conditions other than the ones presented.
- The cases cross the life span, allowing the student to see the practice of nutrition therapy during childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, and adulthood through the elder years.
- Representing both introductory- and advanced-level practice, the cases allow the instructor to choose the cases that fit the students' level of expertise. Faculty are encouraged to not only use full cases for assignments but also to pick specific questions within a case to provide practice within a lecture or even as a standardized patient or simulation scenario.
- This collection of cases is the only text on the market that uses realistic medical scenarios that impact nutritional care.
- Questions for each case are organized using the nutrition care process.
- Thirty-two case studies place the student in situations that support integration of knowledge from many sources, facilitate use of previously learned information, put the student in a decision-making role, and nurture critical thinking.
- The research that is required to complete each case requires the student to examine multiple resources to build rationales and evidence for clinical decision-making.
- Using the medical record as the structure for each, the cases represent the most common diagnoses that rely on nutrition therapy as an essential component of medical care as well as those in which nutrition therapy plays a supporting role. The case layout and organization closely resemble the electronic medical record.
1. Pediatric Weight Management.
2. Bariatric Surgery For Morbid Obesity.
3. Malnutrition Associated With Chronic Disease.
UNIT TWO: NUTRITION THERAPY FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS.
4. Hypertension And Cardiovascular Disease.
5. Myocardial Infarction.
6. Heart Failure With Resulting Cardiac Cachexia.
UNIT THREE: NUTRITION THERAPY FOR UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS.
7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
9. Ulcer Disease: Medical And Surgical Treatment.
UNIT FOUR: NUTRITION THERAPY FOR LOWER GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS.
10. Celiac Disease.
11. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
12. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn’s Disease.
13. Gastrointestinal Surgery With Ostomy.
UNIT FIVE: NUTRITION THERAPY FOR HEPATOBILIARY AND PANCREATIC DISORDERS.
14. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).
15. Acute Pancreatitis.
UNIT SIX: NUTRITION THERAPY FOR ENDOCRINE DISORDERS.
16. Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
17. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus In The Adult.
18. Adult Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Transition To Insulin.
UNIT SEVEN: NUTRITION THERAPY FOR RENAL DISORDERS.
19. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Treated With Dialysis.
20. Chronic Kidney Disease: Peritoneal Dialysis.
21. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).
UNIT EIGHT: NUTRITION THERAPY FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS.
22. Ischemic Stroke.
23. Progressive Neurological Disease: Parkinson’s Disease.
24. Adult Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
25. Pediatric Cerebral Palsy.
UNIT NINE: NUTRITION THERAPY FOR PULMONARY DISORDERS.
26. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
27. COPD With Respiratory Failure.
UNIT TEN: NUTRITION THERAPY FOR METABOLIC STRESS AND CRITICAL ILLNESS.
28. Metabolic Stress And Trauma: Open Abdomen.
29. Nutrition Support For Burn Injury.
30. Nutrition Support In Sepsis And Morbid Obesity.
UNIT ELEVEN: NUTRITION THERAPY FOR NEOPLASTIC DISEASE.
31. Breast Cancer.
32. Tongue Cancer Treated With Surgery And Radiation.
A Common Medical Abbreviations.
B Normal Values For Physical Examination.
C Routine Laboratory Tests With Nutritional Implications.
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