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Nutrition Basics and Feeding the Patient

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
This course material available in video format. Click to view.

Course Summary

This course will provide CNAs basic information about nutrition, feeding a patient, and aspiration hazards and prevention.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Basics of Nutrition
  • Fluids
  • Solids
  • Special Diets
  • Assisting the Patient with Feeding

Learning Objectives

  • Identify a definition of a calorie.
  • Identify the three ways fluids are lost by the body.
  • Identify the correct definition of NPO.
  • Identify one important rule of regarding the patient’s food and fluid intake.
  • Identify the correct definition of aspiration.


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