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Nutrition Care Manual Outline

The NCM has been reorganized and is broken into five (5) distinct sections: (1) Nutrition Care, (2) Client Ed/Diets, (3) Calculators, (4) Formulary, and (5) 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, planning for religious, cultural, or ethnic considerations, 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 risk screen and overview and background 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- or 7th-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. You can print any calculator results, and results can be saved for a maximum of 7 days.
  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 information about the Nutrition Care Process, how to order nutrition prescriptions, medical nutrition therapy, and more.

Diet Manual

The following topics are available within the Diet Manual:
 
  • Diet Liberalization
  • Diet Manual Implementation
    • General Guidance
    • Process for Annual Review and Implementation
  • Regulations
    • Meeting Regulations and Preparing for Survey
    • Regulations for Health Care Facilities
    • Menu Planning Regulations
  • Ordering Diets in Your Health Care Facility
    • Trends in Ordering Diets
    • Guide to Ordering Diets
    • Reimbursement
    • Obsolete Diets and Terminology
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Patient-Centered Dining
  • Planning A House/Regular Diet
  • Religious, Cultural and Ethnic Considerations
    • African American
    • Asian Indian
    • Chinese
    • Ecuador
    • Pilipino
    • Hispanic
    • Jewish/Kosher
    • Korean
    • Mormon
    • Muslin/Halal
    • Native American
    • Trinidad Tobago
  • NCM Diet Manual
    • House/Regular
    • Vegetarian
    • Kosher
    • Halal
    • Finger Foods
    • Texture-Modified Diets
      • National Dysphagia Diet
      • Thickened Liquids
      • International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)
    • Clear Liquid Diet
    • Full Liquid Diet
    • Consistent-Carbohydrate Diet
    • Heart-Healthy Diet
    • Sodium-Restricted Diet
    • Fluid Restriction Diet
    • Renal Diet
    • Food Allergy Diets
    • 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
  • Behavioral Health
    • Alzheimer's
    • Dementia
    • Eating Disorders
      • General Guidance for Eating Disorders
      • Anorexia Nervosa
      • Binge Eating Disorder
      • Bulimia
      • Body Dysmorphia
      • Body Image Distortion
      • Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified
      • Muscle Dysmorphia
      • Night Eating Syndrome
    • Mood Disorders
    • Psychotic Disorders
      • Schizophrenia
    • Alcoholism
    • Drug Addiction
  • Burns
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Nutrition Assessment for Clients with Cardiovascular Disease
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Coronary Artery Disease
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
      • Myocardial Infarction (MI)
    • Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
      • General Guidance for Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
      • Hypercholesterolemia
      • Hypertriglyceridemia
    • Heart Failure
    • Hypertension
  • Critical Illness
  • Developmental Disabilities
    • General Guidance and Resources
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Down Syndrome
    • Fragile X
    • Prader-Willi Syndrome
    • Rett Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
  • Diabetes Mellitus
    • General Guidance
      • Carbohydrate Counting
      • Choose Your Foods: Food Lists for Diabetes and Count Your Carbs: Getting Started
      • Glucose Testing
      • Glycemic Index
      • Goal Setting and Effectiveness of Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes
      • Vegetarian Approaches for Diabetes
    • Prediabetes
    • Type 1
    • Type 2
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Celiac Disease and Diabetes
    • Cystic Fibrosis–Related Diabetes 
    • Gastroparesis
    • Advanced Diabetes Practice: Insulin Management
      • Determining Initial Meal Plan
      • Determining Initial Insulin Doses
      • Adjusting Treatment Plan (Insulin/Food) to Meet Glucose Targets
      • Insulin Pumps
      • Self-Management of Glucose Monitoring
      • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
      • Closed-Loop System
    • Hypoglycemia (Nondiabetic)
  • Drug-Nutrient Interactions
    • Anti-Inflammatory
    • Anticoagulant
    • Biphosphonate
    • CYP450
    • MAOI
    • Potassium-Sparing Diuretic
    • Non-Potassium Sparing Diuretic
  • Dysphagia/Modified Consistency
    • Dysphagia
    • Level 1 Pureed
    • Level 2 Mechanically Altered
    • Level 3 Advanced
  • Food Allergies
    • Food Allergies
    • Latex Allergy
    • Oral Allergy Syndrome
    • Sulfite Sensitivity
      • Radioallergosorbent Test (RAST)
  • Food Safety
  • Gastrointestinal Disease
    • Bowel Resection
    • Celiac Disease
    • Cirrohsis
    • Colostomy
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diarrhea
    • Diverticular Conditions
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Gastric Surgery
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastroparesis
    • Hepatitis
    • Ileostomy
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Jaw Fracture
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Nausea & Vomiting
    • Pancreatitis
    • Peptic Ulcers
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hydration
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism
    • Galactosemia
    • Fructose Intolerance
    • Maple Syrup Urine Disease
    • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
    • Urea Cycle Disorders
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Modified Consistency
    • Clear Liquids
    • Full Liquid
    • Pureed Foods
    • Mechanically Altered Foods
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions
    • Amputations
    • Gout
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Neurological
    • Epilepsy
    • Huntington's Disease
    • Parkinson's Disease
  • Nutrition Support
    • Enteral Nutrition
    • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Oncology
    • Oncology General Guidance
    • Cancer Care Continuum
    • Treatment Modalities
    • Side Effect Management
      • Anorexia & Cachexia
      • Chlyous Effusion
      • Constipation
      • Diarrhea
      • Dysphagia
      • Fatigue
      • Mucositis & Stomatitis
      • Nausea & Vomiting
      • Neutropenia
      • Oncology Emergencies
      • Steroid-Induced Hypoglycemia
      • Taste & Smell Alterations
      • Xerostomia
    • Cancer Sites
      • Brain
      • Breast
      • Bladder
      • Carcinoid Tumor
      • Colorectal
      • Esophageal
      • Gastric
      • Head & Neck
      • Hematological
      • Hepatobiliary
      • Liver
      • Lung
      • Neuroendocrine Tumor
      • Ovarian
      • Pancreatic
      • Prostate
      • Small Intestine
      • Renal
      • Testicular
      • Vaginal & Endometrial
  • Organ Transplant
    • General Guidance
    • Bowel
    • Heart
    • Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplant
    • Kidney
    • Liver
    • Lung
    • Pancreas
  • Oral Health
  • Pulmonary
    • General Guidance
    • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
    • Aspiration Pneumonia
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Pneumonia
    • Tuberculosis
  • Renal
    • Acute Renal Failure
    • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Stage 1-5 Non-Dialysis
    • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Stage 5 Dialysis
    • Kidney Stones
    • Nephrotic Syndrome
    • Renal Replacement Therapy
    • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Reproduction
    • General Guidance
    • Breastfeeding/Lactation
    • Fibrocystic Breast Conditions
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Hyperemesis Gravidarum/Morning Sickness
    • Infertility
    • Multiple Gestation
    • Normal Pregnancy
    • Pica
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Preeclampsia & Eclampsia
  • Surgical and Chronic Wounds
    • Pressure Ulcers
    • Surgical and Chronic Wounds
  • Vegetarian Nutrition
    • Vegetarian
    • Lacto-ovo Vegetarians & Lacto vegetarians
    • Red Meat Avoidance
    • Vegan
  • Weight Management
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Overweight & Obesity
    • Underweight

Normal Nutrition

  • Aging and Nutrition
  • General Healthful Diet
    • Background for Professionals
    • Standards for Planning General, Healthful Diet
    • General, Healthful Nutrition Client Resources and Forms
  • Lactation and Breastfeeding
  • Oral Health
  • Pregnancy
  • Vegetarian Nutrition

Older Adult Nutrition

  • Geriatrics
  • Background Information
  • Nutrition Screening
  • Conditions
    • Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Constipation
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Obesity
    • Oral Health
    • Osteoporosis
    • Pressure Ulcers and Other Skin Conditions
    • Unintended Weight Loss
  • Nutrition Care
    • Anthropometric Measurements
    • Appropriateness of Food Intake
    • Client History
    • Diagnostic Tests
    • Dietary Adjustments to Address the Aging Process
    • Food History / Recall / Frequency
    • Hunger and Food Insecurity
    • Laboratory
    • Laboratory Value Norms
    • Dental & Oral Health Issues
    • Depression & Alcohol Intake
    • Indirect Calorimetry
    • Physical Inactivity or Impaired Functional Status
    • Quality of Life
    • Sensory Impairment
    • Physical Changes with Age
    • Physical Observations
    • 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
    • What Is a Care Area Assessment and What Does It Trigger?
    • Nutrition Prescription for Long-Term Care
  • Older Adult Nutrition References/Resources

Client Ed/Diets

The Client Ed/Diets section contains materials for the following topics:
  • Addiction
  • Amputations
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Burns
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Dysphagia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal Disease
  • General, Healthful Nutrition Therapy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism
  • Modified Consistency
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neurological
  • Nutrient Lists
  • Older Adults
  • Oncology
  • Oral Health
  • Organ Transplant
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight & Obesity
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal
  • Reproduction
  • Surgical and Chronic Wounds
  • Vegetarian Nutrition
  • Weight Management

Resources 

The following topics are available within Resources:
 
  • Contributor and Publication Information
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Evidence Analysis Library
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Equations
  • ICD-10 Resources
  • Malnutrition Coding
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Nutrition Care Process (NCP)
  • Nutrition Screening