Diet Therapy in Advanced Practice Nursing: Nutrition Prescriptions for Improved Patient Outcomes

Paperback | October 28, 2013

byKatie Ferraro, Cheryl Winter

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Proven nutrition strategies for optimizing health and combating specific diseases – written for the advanced practice nurse

As scientific evidence continues to emerge showing the underlying role nutrition and diet play in preventing and treating common health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, there's renewed emphasis by healthcare providers on delivering individualized nutrition prescriptions to patients to improve health outcomes. While this role has traditionally been performed in out-patient and in-patient settings by registered dieticians, advanced practice nurses now play a major role in giving diet and nutrition advice to patients and, in some cases, prescribing medical and diet therapy plans.

Diet Therapy in Advanced Practice Nursing gathers together the evidence-based guidelines and practices recommended for the prevention, management, and treatment of a variety of disease states. Co-authors Katie Ferraro, RD, and Cheryl Winter, RD, NP, used their combined knowledge and experience in nutrition and nursing practice to write an easy-to-use book that gives readers practical resources such as:

  • Meal planning and tracking tools
  • Nutrition screening, assessment, and counseling techniques
  • Body weight regulation principles
  • Nutrition assessment and monitoring parameters

    Individual chapters cover nutrition for all major disease states, giving prevention guidelines, medical nutrition and diet therapy recommendations, patient education tools, and detailed complication and side effect considerations. The book concludes with appendices containing key information for clinical reference, including Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) tables, USDA Food Patterns, CDC Growth Charts, and Useful Conversions for Nutrition.

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Proven nutrition strategies for optimizing health and combating specific diseases – written for the advanced practice nurseAs scientific evidence continues to emerge showing the underlying role nutrition and diet play in preventing and treating common health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, there's renewed e...

Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE, is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and nutrition consultant based in San Diego, California. Specializing in nutrition communications and curriculum development, Katie’s approach to primary care nutrition is “If you can’t beat ‘em … teach ‘em!” She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of N...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.2 × 4.7 × 1 inPublished:October 28, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071771484

ISBN - 13:9780071771481

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Diet by Design: Healthy Meal PlanningChapter 2: Face-to-Face: Nutrition Screening, Assessment, and Counseling TechniquesChapter 3: Finding Your Weight: Mastering Weight ManagementChapter 4: From Infants to Ancients: Nutrition Throughout the LifecycleChapter 5: Matters of the Heart: Nutrition and Cardiovascular DiseaseChapter 6: A Not-So-Sweet Metabolic Disruption: Diabetes MellitusChapter 7: A Pain in the Gut: Nutrition in Gastrointestinal DisodersChapter 8: Blood and Bones: Nutrition in Musculoskeletal Disorders, Rheumatic Disease, and AnemiasChapter 9: Nutrition in Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic, and Kidney DiseaseChapter 10: Skin, Surgery, and Stress: Nutrition in Metabolic Stress, Cancer, and HIV/AIDSChapter 11: When Food Won't Do: Nutrition SupportChapter 12: Nutrition as a Complementary and Alternative MedicineChapter 11:Renal and Hepatobiliary DiseasesChapter 12: Alternative and ComplementaryNutrition Therapies