Nutritional Assessment

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.
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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