The Nurse Practitioner's Guide to Nutrition

by Lisa Hark, PhD, RD, Kathleen Ashton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, and Darwin Deen, MD

Attention Nurses: This book has been approved for 35 nursing continuing education contact hours through the Temple University College of Health Professions and Social Work Department of Nursing, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. All forms are included in the back of the book.

To obtain 35 contact hours, read the chapters, answers the questions, grade yourself, complete the evaluation, and mail the forms to Temple with a $40 check. A certificate will be mailed to you.

The Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Nutrition is a comprehensive clinical resource for nurse practitioners working in a variety of clinical care settings. Emphasizing practical nutrition information, this accessible guide provides helpful assistance in incorporating nutritional history questions and counseling techniques into routine care across all clinical settings. The aim of this book is to provide the fundamentals of nutrition assessment, giving readers a solid framework from which to approach subsequent chapters. Section Two focuses on nutrition issues pertinent to infants, children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women, and older adults. Section Three presents nutrition counseling across clinical care settings, ranging from cardiology, endocrinology, renal, oncology, and gastroenterology to caring for obese patients and those receiving enteral and parenteral nutrition support.

According to Dr. Ashton, The Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Nutrition provides the necessary tools to meet the ever-growing training needs that nurses require in nutrition. Each chapter includes essential information distilled in quick-access tabular format and clinical scenarios that apply key concepts discussed to real-world examples. Ideal for advanced practice nurses in training and practice, The Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Nutrition is an essential tool for assessing, managing, and treating nutrition-related conditions, as well as promoting nutritional health for all patients.

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The Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Nutrition Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Introduction to Nutrition Concepts
  • Chapter 1: The Role of Nurse Practitioners
  • Chapter 2: Nutrition Assessment for Nurse Practitioners
  • Chapter 3: Nutrition Counseling for Effective Behavior Change

  • Section 2: Nutrition During the Lifespan
  • Chapter 4: Nutrition from Pre-conception Through Lactation
  • Chapter 5: Nutrition from Infancy Through Adolescence
  • Chapter 6: Nutrition For Older Adults

  • Section 3: Nutrition in the Clinical Care Setting
  • Chapter 7: Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Care
  • Chapter 8: Cardiology Care
  • Chapter 9: Endocrinology Care of the Diabetic Patient
  • Chapter 10: Digestive Disorders and Gastrointestinal Care
  • Chapter 11: Renal Care
  • Chapter 12: Cancer Prevention and Oncology Care
  • Chapter 13: Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support

The Nurse Practitioner's Guide to Nutrition
Wiley Publishing 2012
ISBN# 978-0-470-96046-2
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