Basic Care and Comfort 1 – Nutrition and Oral Hydration
This is a huge topic – so I have decided to split it up a bit.
This post will be about Nutrition, the next will be about hydration (fluid volume excess / deficit)
A good overview of the topic can be found here.
Everyone we’ve tutored and I’ve spoken to (hundreds) have had at least one question related to nutrition.
Saunders has a chapter that is dedicated to nutrition
Nutrition is chapter 11 – page 124
Parenteral nutrition is chapter 12 – page 144
Here is a good overview of diets – https://brilliantnurse.com/nclex-rn-nutritional-management/
A good quiz on parenteral nutrition –
Some good diet notes on scribd – https://www.scribd.com/doc/294634161/NCLEX-Diet-Notes
My recommendation when studying is to learn food groups / what foods are contained in the groups.
Then focus on learning the diets for specific diseases.
A great video on vitamins and minerals –
We have a whole section in our boot camp that talks about nutrition.
Details can be found here –