American Sentinel University Dietary Disorders Nutritional Assessment Analysis

Activity 4

Nutritional Assessment 

Complete a Nutritional Assessment, using a tool of your choice, on two members of a selected family (one between the age 5-17 years and a second aged 21-59).  Collect and summarize at least 8 objective and 4 subjective elements for each person.  Create an actual or potential problem list, including 4 problems, for both individuals, include 3 health promotion teaching opportunities you would suggest for 1 problem for each individual.

Read Chapters 1-3 and Chapter 11 in Jarvis, C. (2015). Physical examination and health assessment (7th ed.).  St. Louis, MO: Saunders. 

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  4. Adhere to APA compliance guidelines.
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RUBRIC: Baccalaureate Generalist – Nutritional Assessment  Description: The baccalaureate-graduate nurse is skilled in completing nutritional assessments  across the lifespan.  Course Competencies: 1) Perform assessments of individuals throughout the lifespan and  include spiritual, social, cultural, psychological and physical components. 2) Differentiate  between normal and abnormal assessment findings. 4) Synthesize assessment findings using the  Digital Clinical Experience (DCE) and in written format using standardized terminology. 5)  Demonstrate effective communication with individuals, families and interdisciplinary team  members. QSEN Competencies: 1) Patient-Centered Care 3) Evidenced-Based Practice  BSN Essential IX Area Gold Mastery Silver Proficient  Bronze Acceptable  Acceptable  Mastery not  Demonstrated Nutritional  Assessment Completes all  elements of the  Nutritional  Assessment  Completes half of  the elements of the  Nutritional  Assessment  Completes less  than half of the  elements of the  Nutritional  Assessment Does not complete  the nutritional  assessment  Objective Data Collects and  summarizes at least  8 objective  elements, per  individual  Collects and  summarizes at 4-7  objective elements,  per individual Collects and  summarizes 2-3  objective elements,  per individual Collects and  summarizes less  than 2 objective  elements, per  individual Subjective Data Collects and  summarizes at least  4 subjective  elements, per  individual  Collects and  summarizes 2-3  subjective  elements, per  individual Collects and  summarizes 1  subjective element,  per individual Does not collect  subjective data  Problem List Creates an actual or  potential list of 4  problems  Creates an actual or  potential list of 2-3  problems Creates an actual or  potential list 1  problems Does not create  problem list Health Promotion  Opportunities  Suggests 3 health  promotion teaching  opportunities  Suggests 2 health  promotion teaching  opportunities Suggests 1 health  promotion teaching  opportunities Does not suggest  health promotion  teaching  opportunities APA, Grammar, Spelling, and  Punctuation No errors in  APA, Spelling,  and Punctuation. One to three  errors in APA,  Spelling, and  Punctuation. Four to six errors  in APA, Spelling,  and Punctuation. Seven or more  errors in APA,  Spelling, and  Punctuation. References Provides two or  more references. Provides two  references. Provides one  references. Provides no  references

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