Understanding Clinical Nutrition Lab for Practical Nurses

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This lab course is focused on the knowledge and skill practical nurses need to support the nutritional needs of people across the lifespan with a special emphasis on individuals with limited ability to meet their own nutritional needs. Strategies of providing nutrition associated with self care deficits are covered, including effective oral feeding techniques, use of thickeners or texture to enhance swallowing, tube feeding, and the principles of enceric feeding, elemental diets, IV therapy and hyper alimentation are presented. Prerequisites: BIOL105 or BIOL122 passed with a C or better; HLTH208 passed with a C or better or corequisite of HLTH208.

Source: Academic Catalog 2011-12