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Nutrition Exam 1

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses

Nutrition Process by which an organism breaks down food & uses it for growth/maintenance.
Sound nutrition promotes: -Health -Restoration of health -Higher quality of life
Why do nurses need nutrition knowlege? -Client education -Monitor intake & tolerance -Communication with physician & dietician
Food...that motivates our choices? -Preference -Habits -Association(comfort/feelings good/bad) -Ethnic heritage -Values -Emotions -Availability -Economics -Occupation -Medical condition
Nutrients are substances used for: -Energy -Structural materials -Regulation of body processes
Essential nutrients Required & body CANNOT manufacture it
Nonessential nutrients Required & body CAN manufacture it
6 Classes of nutrients: -Carbohydrate(energy)macro -Fat(energy/structure)macro -Protein(energy/structure)macro -Vitamins(regulating)micro -Minerals(regulating/structure)micro -Water(metabolic medium
How much is enoough? Goal is:
Created by: TACINOEL