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Nutrition Care Manual® Outline

The NCM® is broken into six (6) distinct sections: (1) Diet Manual, (2) Nutrition Care(3) Client Ed/Diets(4) Calculators(5) Formulary, and (6) Resources. Below you will find a description of each section and what information can be found within each section.

  1. Diet Manual: This section includes information for health care facilities regarding diet liberalization, diet manual implementation, regulations, ordering diets in a health care facility, disaster preparedness, patient-centered dining, planning a house/regular diet, and guidance for post-acute care settings such as corrections, hospice, and home care. This section includes a complete therapeutic diet manual of diets within the NCM®.
  2. Nutrition Care: This section includes information on conditions, normal nutrition, and older adult nutrition. Each condition topic covers overview information, as well as the Nutrition Care Process specific to each disease/condition. This section also houses the reference lists for each topic. Abstract and/or full text links are provided for all possible reference citations.
  3. Client Ed/Diets: This section includes all nutrition therapies and menus available in the NCM®. Handouts are created at a 6th-grade reading level to be understandable for as many clients/patients as possible.  
  4. Calculators: The calculators in this section are useful when performing a nutritional assessment or planning nutrition intervention.
  5. Formulary: This section contains nutritional information about various types of oral and tube feeding nutritional solutions, used with permission of the manufacturers.  You can customize your subscription to highlight the nutritional solutions found in your facility.  
  6. Resources: This section contains additional resources for your practice, including free webinars, information about the Nutrition Care Process, Cultural Food Practices, Dietary Reference Intakes, malnutrition coding, and more.

 

Diet Manual

The following topics are available within the Diet Manual:
 

  • Diet Liberalization
  • Diet Manual Implementation
    • General Guidance
    • Process for Annual Diet Manual Review and Implementation
  • Regulations
    • Meeting Regulations and Preparing for Survey
    • Locating Regulations for Health Care Facilities
    • Menu Planning Regulations
  • Ordering Diets in Your Health Care Facility
    • Trends in Ordering Diets
    • Initiating the Nutrition Care Process in Acute, Long-Term, and Ambulatory Care
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Guide to Ordering Diets
    • Reimbursement
    • Obsolete Diets and Diet Terminology
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Patient-Centered Dining
  • Planning A House/Regular Diet
  • NCM Diet Manual
    • House/Regular Diet
    • Vegetarian Diets
    • Kosher Diet
    • Halal Diet
    • Finger Foods
    • Texture-Modified Diets
      • Evaluating and Confirming Texture-Modified Diet Orders
      • IDDSI Levels
      • National Dysphagia Diets
    • Clear Liquid Diet
    • Full Liquid Diet
    • Consistent Carbohydrate Diet
    • Heart-Healthy (Cardiac) Diet
    • Sodium-Restricted Diet
    • Fluid Restriction Diet
    • Renal Diet
    • Food Allergies
    • Fiber-Restricted Diet
    • High Fiber Diet
    • Gluten-Free Diet
    • Lactose-Controlled Diet
    • Fat-Restricted Diet
    • Nourishment and Fortified Foods
  • Guidance for Post-Acute Care Settings
    • Corrections
    • Hospice
    • Home Care

Nutrition Care

The following topics are available within Nutrition Care

Conditions

  • Anemia
    • Iron Deficiency Anemia
    • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Behavioral Health
    • Alzheimer's and Dementia
    • Eating Disorders
      • Anorexia Nervosa
      • Binge Eating Disorder
      • Bulimia
    • Mood Disorders
    • Schizophrenia
    • Alcoholism
    • Drug Addiction
  • Burns
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    • General Guidance Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
      • General Guidance for Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
      • Hypertriglyceridemia
    • Heart Failure
    • Hypertension
    • Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  • Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Disease (CSID)
  • Critical Illness
  • Developmental Disabilities
    • General Guidance for Developmental Disabilities
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Down Syndrome
  • Diabetes Mellitus
    • General Guidance
    • Prediabetes
    • Type 1
    • Type 2
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Celiac Disease and Diabetes
    • Advanced Diabetes Practice: Insulin Management
    • Hypoglycemia (Not Related to Diabetes)
  • Drug-Nutrient Interactions
    • Anticoagulant Medications
    • CYP450 Medications
  • Dysphagia
  • Food Allergies
  • Food Safety
  • Gastrointestinal Disease
    • Bowel Resection
    • Celiac Disease
    • Cirrhosis
    • Colostomy
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Diarrhea
    • Diverticular Conditions
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Gastric Surgery
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastroparesis
    • Hepatitis
    • Ileostomy
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Nausea & Vomiting
    • Pancreatitis
    • Peptic Ulcers
    • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • General, Healthful Nutrition
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Modified Consistency Diets
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions
    • Amputations
    • Gout
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Neurological Conditions
    • Epilepsy
    • Parkinson's Disease
  • Nutrition Support
    • Enteral Nutrition
    • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Oncology
    • Oncology General Guidance
    • Cancer Sites
      • Bladder
      • Brain
      • Breast
      • Carcinoid Tumor
      • Colorectal
      • Esophageal
      • Gastric
      • Head & Neck
      • Hematological
      • Hepatobiliary, Gallbladder, Cholangiocarcinoma
      • Liver
      • Lung
      • Neuroendocrine Tumor
      • Ovarian
      • Pancreatic
      • Prostate
      • Small Intestine
      • Renal
      • Testicular
      • Vaginal & Endometrial
    • Side Effect Management
    • Treatment Modalities
  • Organ Transplant
    • General Guidance for Organ Transplant
    • Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplant
    • Kidney
    • Liver
    • Pancreas
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Pulmonary
    • General Guidance - Pulmonary
    • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Pneumonia
  • Renal
    • Acute Renal Failure
    • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
    • Kidney Stones
    • Nephrotic Syndrome
    • Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Reproduction
    • General Guidance
    • Breastfeeding/Lactation
    • Fibrocystic Breast Conditions
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Hyperemesis Gravidarum/Morning Sickness
    • Multiple Gestation
    • Normal Pregnancy
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Preeclampsia & Eclampsia
  • Surgical and Chronic Wounds
    • Pressure Injury
    • Surgical and Chronic Wounds
  • Vegetarian Nutrition
  • Weight Management
    • Overweight & Obesity
    • Underweight

Normal Nutrition

  • Aging and Nutrition
  • General, Healthful Nutrition
  • Lactation and Breastfeeding
  • Oral Health
  • Pregnancy
  • Vegetarian Nutrition

Older Adult Nutrition

  • Geriatrics
  • Background Information
  • Nutrition Screening
  • Conditions
    • Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Constipation Causes
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Obesity
    • Oral Health, Smell and Taste
    • Osteoporosis
    • Pressure Ulcers and Other Skin Conditions
    • Unintended Weight Loss
  • Nutrition Care
    • Anthropometric Measurements
    • Appropriateness of Food Intake
    • Client History
    • Dental & Oral Health Issues
    • Depression & Alcohol Intake
    • Diagnostic Tests
    • Dietary Adjustments to Address the Aging Process
    • Food History/Recall/Frequency
    • Hunger and Food Insecurity
    • Laboratory
    • Laboratory Value Norms
    • Physical Changes with Age
    • Physical Inactivity or Impaired Functional Status
    • Quality of Life
    • Sensory Impairment
    • Social Isolation
    • Use of Prescribed & Over the Counter Medication (OTC)
  • End of Life Nutrition
  • Swallowing/Nutritional Status
    • MDS 3.0
    • MDS 3.0 Section K: Swallowing/Nutritional Status
    • Nutrition Prescription for Long-Term Care
    • What Is a Care Area Assessment and What Does It Trigger?

Client Ed/Diets

The Client Ed/Diets section contains materials for the following topics:

  • Anemia
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Behavioral Health
  • Burns
  • Cardiovascular
  • Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Dysphagia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eatright Handouts
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurological
  • Normal Nutrition
  • Nutrient Lists
  • Nutrition Support
  • Older Adult
  • Oncology
  • Oral Health
  • Organ Transplant
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal
  • Reproduction
  • Weight Management
  • Wounds

Calculators

  • BMI & Weight Range
  • Body Surface Area
  • REE
  • Exchanges for Diabetes Caloric Intake
  • Metric Converter
  • Milligram to Milliequivalent Converter
  • Gestational Age
  • Pediatric Growth
  • Renal
  • Formulary

Resources 

The following topics are available within Resources:
 

  • NCM Board of Editors (BOE)
  • Free Webinars
  • Contributor and Publication Information
  • Cultural Food Practices
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI)
  • Evidence Analysis Library (EAL)
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Equations
  • ICD-10 Resources
  • Malnutrition Coding
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Nutrition Screening
  • Nutrition Care Process (NCP)
  • Standards of Practice