Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Types of Diets A. What Does “Diet” Mean? B. Evaluation C. Individualized Diets D. Textures E. High Risk Foods F. Thickened Liquids G. Meet Julie H. Review I. Resident & Family Support J. Review K. Summary Section 3: The Dining Experience A. The Dining Process B. Review C. Maintain Independence D. Levels of Assistance E. Assistive Devices F. Plates G. Utensils H. Cups I. Review J. Summary Section 4: Guidelines for Safe Eating A. Keep a Watchful Eye B. Allow for Time C. Inspect the Tray D. Task Segmentation E. Other Strategies F. Review G. Summary Section 5: Responsive Behaviours A. Interventions B. Environment C. Meet Mr. King D. Review E. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Helen has an extensive career history in both home health and long term care administration and education. Currently she provides general administration, clinical nursing, and operational consultative services to administration and staff in long term care facilities as well as policy and procedure review and development and learning and development program review and development. She works with local community health organizations to deliver the Stanford University curriculum in Pain Self-Management and in Living a Health Life with Chronic Conditions. In addition, she works with private clients facilitating their process in navigating the home care and long term care admission processes. Disclosure: Helen T. Russell, R.N., BHSc(N) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.