Malnutrition is a significant problem among hospitalized patients. Extended length of hospital days are associated with complications associated with disease processes and invasive medical interventions. Many patients have complications which require nutrition support as an alternative to consuming food by mouth. Further complications arise when diseases such ass diabetes, renal disease or heart disease are present.
The purpose of this discussion is the use Peer Reviewed Research on Nutrition related to Chronic disease states and Nutrition Support options to treat or prevent malnutrition in hosptialzed patients.
This discussion will:
Relate the problems associated with Malnutrition to one of three specific disease states, Diabetes, Renal Disease or Heart Disease.
Include a modality of nutrition support, either Enteral Nutrition support or Parenteral Nutrition Support.
–You will select 1. One of the stated disease states 2. One mode of the two nutrition support options.
-Your discussion should include: a thesis statement (Hospitalized patients with the respiratory disease receiving enteral nutrition via a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube feeding are example: at a reduced risk for malnutrition due to the ability to meet EER needs and protein needs exhibited by NCP process outcomes.), the body of your discussion and a reference list as well as in-text citation.
–You will gather 3 articles (web artilces must be from a .edu, .org, .gov or other academic association) which support your thesis statement.
–Your discussion will inlcude the following points:
The relationship between malnutrition and the chosen disease state.
How the modality of nutrition support you have chosen can be used to treat malnutrition. State your rationale for your selection.
Potential complications associated with nutrition support due to the disease state chosen.