11. Nutrition

Learning Objective:

11.1 Discuss the importance of adequate nutrition for stroke recovery and secondary stroke prevention.

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Successful completion of SWO Acute Stroke Unit Orientation – Module 6 and quiz.

OR

Successful completion of STARS module testing.

OR

Successful completion of Canadian Hemispheres Level 4 & quiz. (Requires Paid Subscription)

Learning Objective:

11.2 Identify, manage, and evaluate the symptoms of dehydration and malnutrition after a stroke.

Suggested Learning Resources:

Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations: Assessment and management of dysphagia and malnutrition following stroke

Optional Learning Resources:

Nestle Nutrition Institute: Mini Nutritional Assessment MNA

BAPEN: Malnutrition universal screening tool (MUST)

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

List symptoms of dehydration and malnutrition after a stroke and indicate how they can be managed and evaluated.

Learning Objective:

11.3 Describe & demonstrate the management of various alternative-feeding methods used with stroke survivors (e.g. tube feeding, total parenteral nutrition).

Suggested Learning Resources:

SWO Acute Stroke Unit Orientation – Module 6

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Successful completion of SWO Acute Stroke Unit Orientation – Module 6 and quiz.

Demonstrate Feeding tube & TPN management with Nurse Educator and provide written feedback.

Learning Objective:

11.4 Summarize the various therapeutic and/or modified diets used with stroke survivors.

Optional Learning Resources:

Apex Innovations (2013) Hemispheres TM Stroke. Competency Series Level IV (Requires Paid Subscription)

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Successful completion of Canadian Hemispheres Level 5 & quiz.(Requires Paid Subscription)

OR

Completion of STARS Case Study.