The registered nurse plays a key role in assessing nutritional status and educating clients on nutrition

Client Assessment Assignment Guidelines

Purpose

Nutrition is an essential component of overall health and wellness. The registered nurse plays a key role in assessing nutritional status and educating clients on nutrition to promote a healthy lifestyle, prevent nutrition related disease, and mange chronic health disorders. This assignment will focus on assessment of nutritional status, analysis of the current diet, and educating on the priority change to improve nutrition.

 

Course outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

1. Assess whether nutritional intake provides basic nutrients for optimal health and wellness.

2. Describe nutritional needs for optimal health and wellness for the individual.

3. Describe evidence based practice interventions and modifications in nutrition therapy that can positively influence the outcome of disease and illness.

 

Due date

Refer to Course Calendar for details. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.

 

Points

This assignment is worth a total of 75 points

 

Requirements

An APA formatted paper is required for this assignment. The paper should be 3-4 pages excluding the title page and reference page. A minimum of four (4) scholarly references must be used. The course textbook is the only textbook that may be used as a reference.

Preparing the assignment

A nutritional assessment will be done on a person who is at least 18 years of age.

1. Collect assessment data:

a. 24-hour recall of all foods and beverages consumed using the template

b. Anthropometric measurements (height and weight)

c. Calculate Body Mass Index (BMI)

d. Client’s identified nutritional goal/goals

2. Analyze current diet

a. Compare their current diet with current recommendations

i. Calories for their age and gender

ii. Protein

iii. Fat

iv. Carbohydrates

v. Vegetables

vi. Grains

vii. Fruit

viii. Dairy

ix. Water

b. Identify areas of excess and deficiency that need improvement

3. Education

a. Provide education based on client’s nutritional goals and result of diet analysis

b. Include 2-3 specific recommendations for each area of improvement

c. Describe the methods used the teach the client about the improvements

d.

e. Discuss the client’s response to the teaching

 

Assignment criteria

Assignment Criteria Points % Description
Data Collection 20 27 All required data is collected and correctly calculated
Diet Analysis 25 33 Analyzes current diet with national dietary guidelines and recommendations in all required areas.

Identifies areas of excess and deficiency in intake

Education 20 27 Provides education for the priority area for improvement. Documents 2-3 specific recommendations and client’s response
APA Style and Presentation 10 13 APA formatting is used with appropriate in-text citations. A minimum of 4 scholarly references are included
Total  75 100

 

 

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Outstanding or Highest Level of Performance

A (92-100%)

Very Good or High Level of Performance

B (84-91%)

Competent or Satisfactory Level of Performance

C (76-83%)

Poor, Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of Performance

F (0-75%)

Data Collection

 

 

Includes all required items

 

 

20 points

Missing 1 required component

 

18 points

Missing 2 required components

 

 

16 points

Missing 3 or more required components

 

0 – 14 points

Diet Analysis Includes critical analysis of all required components and identifies areas of excess and deficiency in intake

 

25 points

Missing analysis of 1-2 required components

 

 

 

22 points

Missing analysis of 3-4 required components &/or analysis is vague and difficult to follow

 

 

20 points

Missing analysis of more than 4 required components &/or

analysis is vague and difficult to follow

 

0 – 18 points

Education Education reflects main area identified for improvement with all required component

 

 

 

 

20 points

Education reflects main area identified for improvement with 1 required component missing

 

 

 

 

18 points

Education reflects main area identified for improvement with 2 required components missing and/or education does not reflect main area identified for improvement

 

16 points

Education reflects main area identified for improvement with more than 2 components missing

And/or

Education does not reflect main area identified for improvement

 

0 – 14 points

Presentation Style Well written paper with no grammar issues, correct APA format and 4 scholarly references

 

 

 

 

10 points

Well written paper with less than 2 grammar errors, incorrect APA format with less than 2 errors, and/or only 3 scholarly references

 

 

 

9 points

Paper is not clearly presented or ideas are difficult to follow with more than 3 grammar errors, incorrect APA format with 3 or more errors, and/or only 2 scholarly references

 

8 points

Paper is not clearly presented or ideas are difficult to follow with more than 4 grammar errors, incorrect APA format with 4 or more errors and/or only 1 scholarly reference

 

0 – 7 points

Total Points Possible = 75 points

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