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Nutrition for Nurses

Chapter Summary

Nutrition for NursesChapter Summary

  • Nutrition plays a large role in the developmental process of every organ in the body, including the renal system.
  • The importance of nutrition for the renal system starts in utero and continues throughout the individual’s entire lifespan.
  • Normal nutritional needs are altered when renal or urologic alterations exist.
  • Nutrition plays an extremely important role in promoting quality and length of life in clients with chronic renal illnesses.
  • Many illnesses can be controlled or prevented with proper nutritional modifications.
  • The most significant nutritional considerations for the most serious diseases involving the renal system concern fluids, calories, protein, potassium, sodium, calcium, and phosphorus.
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