# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Practical Nursing I Task 500527213

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate the process for providing nourishment.

Definition

Demonstration should include
  • preparing the patient/client to receive nourishment
  • setting up a tray
  • meeting the unique feeding needs of a variety of clients
  • documenting the client's nutritional intake.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How is a therapeutic diet identified; how is the food permitted on the diet listed; and how is the rationale for the therapeutic intent of the diet explained?
  • What are intake and output procedures, including conversion factors, milliliter and ounce equivalencies, and the amount of liquid in various containers often dispensed on hospital dietary trays?
  • How should the client be prepared for a meal?
  • What are the steps to set up the client's tray?
  • What methods are used to feed clients, including special-needs clients, infants, and children?
  • How can the nursing process be applied to provide nourishment for the client?

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