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Nutrition Manual for At-Risk Infants and Toddlers
     

Nutrition Manual for At-Risk Infants and Toddlers

by Janice Hovasi Cox (Editor), Sharon Groh-Wargo (Contribution by), Dena Goldberg (Contribution by), Ruth Kavalhuna (Introduction), Sally Bonnema (Contribution by)
 

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Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Marjorie M. Sutton, MS, RD, CSP, LD (University of Chicago Hospitals)
Description: This is an important new nutrition manual for professionals involved in family-centered healthcare of infants and toddlers at developmental risk. In recognition of today's healthcare environment, cost-conscious, practical, and sensitive, psychological aspects of this care are included.
Purpose: It was written to provide a "concise and user-friendly" compilation of nutrition reference materials for multidisciplinary healthcare team members involved in early intervention programs.
Audience: Physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, speech pathologists, and teachers, as well as dietitians, comprise the audience.
Features: The book has four parts. Section one emphasizes the importance of early intervention and family-centered care for at-risk children to enable them to reach their full health and growth potentials. Nutrition-related problems and the objectives and outcomes of nutritional intervention are outlined. It also describes fundamental nutrition provider and cross-discipline competencies, plus training and education needs assessments. Section two addresses nutrition assessment of the at-risk child: nutrition screening, diet history, and assessment of clinical status, growth and feeding competency. Because sites usually lack laboratory facilities, biochemical assessment is omitted. Chapters are filled with excellent tables, charts and lists for diagnosis, development, and implementation of nutritional care plans. Section three focuses on specific medical/surgical health problems most frequently encountered in the age 0-3 years at-risk population, such as prematurity, neurological compromise, HIV, etc. Nutrition-related pathophysiology is described, and assessment tools are used to meet individual needs. The appendixes in this section are rich in breadth and application. Included are assessment and screening forms, NCHS and condition-specific growth charts, formula composition tables, special formula recipes, drug/nutrient interactions, methods for estimating fluid and energy requirements, and a discipline-specific glossary.
Assessment: This is an outstanding book that opens the door to effective nutritional intervention for dietitians and the other members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams involved in the care of at-risk infants and toddlers. It is highly recommended.
4 Stars! from Doody
Marjorie M. Sutton
This is an important new nutrition manual for professionals involved in family-centered healthcare of infants and toddlers at developmental risk. In recognition of today's healthcare environment, cost-conscious, practical, and sensitive, psychological aspects of this care are included. It was written to provide a "concise and user-friendly" compilation of nutrition reference materials for multidisciplinary healthcare team members involved in early intervention programs. Physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, speech pathologists, and teachers, as well as dietitians, comprise the audience. The book has four parts. Section one emphasizes the importance of early intervention and family-centered care for at-risk children to enable them to reach their full health and growth potentials. Nutrition-related problems and the objectives and outcomes of nutritional intervention are outlined. It also describes fundamental nutrition provider and cross-discipline competencies, plus training and education needs assessments. Section two addresses nutrition assessment of the at-risk child: nutrition screening, diet history, and assessment of clinical status, growth and feeding competency. Because sites usually lack laboratory facilities, biochemical assessment is omitted. Chapters are filled with excellent tables, charts and lists for diagnosis, development, and implementation of nutritional care plans. Section three focuses on specific medical/surgical health problems most frequently encountered in the age 0-3 years at-risk population, such as prematurity, neurological compromise, HIV, etc. Nutrition-related pathophysiology is described, and assessment toolsare used to meet individual needs. The appendixes in this section are rich in breadth and application. Included are assessment and screening forms, NCHS and condition-specific growth charts, formula composition tables, special formula recipes, drug/nutrient interactions, methods for estimating fluid and energy requirements, and a discipline-specific glossary. This is an outstanding book that opens the door to effective nutritional intervention for dietitians and the other members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams involved in the care of at-risk infants and toddlers. It is highly recommended.
Booknews
A companion to "Nutritional Care for High-Risk Newborns" (no date noted), both volumes for practitioners in medicine or health care. Provides guidelines and insights into the special nutritional needs of young children who are physically or mentally challenged. The topics include providing services, screening, diet history, assessments, obesity, neurological compromise, interactions between drugs and nutrients, and estimating energy needs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780944496473
Publisher:
Bonus Books, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
8.63(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.84(d)

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