Select a client/patient that you have been caring for in your practice, especially one that may not be
getting their nutritional needs met. Based on your assessment of the client, share your findings with your
colleagues addressing the four items listed below on this discussion board. Make sure you answer all the
questions, as each item has a separate point value.
Discuss the health status of your client/patient and include in your discussion their diagnosis, major
stressors, medical problems, and pertinent assessment and diagnostic data.
Calculate the basal energy expenditure (BEE) on your client/patient. Show your work.
Compare basic energy requirement (number of calories) with nutritional intake. Discuss the type of diet,
IV fluids, TPN, or enteral feedings the patient is getting and try to calculate the best you can the number of
calories the patient is receiving. Show all work.
Evaluate the nutritional needs of the patient in terms of calories, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and
nutrients in comparison to their physical/mental condition. (You may need to do a 24-hour food diary for
Which components of macro- and micro-nutrients are missing in the diet? What would you suggest to
enhance the client’s/patient’s nutrition and healing?
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