Nutrition Care Process and Terminology
Etiology Intervention Link Predicts Resolution of Nutrition Diagnosis: A Nutrition Care Process Outcomes Study from a Veterans’ Health Care FacilityIn this article, we evaluate relationships between Nutrition Care Process (NCP) chain links and improvement or resolution of the nutrition diagnosis. We conducted a retrospective record review for 12 months in a single Veterans Health Administration health care system using the Veterans Health Administration–specific monitoring and evaluation terms, NCP terminology, and its etiology categories to evaluate outcomes. Logistic regression analysis revealed that the strongest predictor for diagnosis improvement was the etiology–intervention link.
Nutrition Care Process (NCP) Update Part 2: Developing and Using the NCP Terminology to Demonstrate Efficacy of Nutrition Care and Related OutcomesNutrition and dietetics practitioners around the world use the Nutrition Care Process Terminology (NCPT) to communicate the Nutrition Care Process (NCP).1 In this article, nutrition and dietetics practitioners or professionals; dietitians; dietitians-nutritionists; and dietetic technicians, registered, are collectively referred to as professionals. The NCPT is a standardized terminology or controlled vocabulary that complements the NCP, a systematic problem-solving roadmap for planning and providing nutrition and dietetic care to individuals and populations, and researching related outcomes.
Use of the Nutrition Care Process and Nutrition Care Process Terminology in an International Cohort Reported by an Online Survey ToolDietitians in countries across the world have been implementing the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) and Terminology (NCPT) during the past decade. The implementation process has been evaluated in specific countries and in smaller international studies; however, no large international study comparing implementation between countries has been completed.
The International Nutrition Care Process and Terminology Implementation Survey: Towards a Global Evaluation Tool to Assess Individual Practitioner Implementation in Multiple Countries and LanguagesThe Nutrition Care Process (NCP) and NCP Terminology (NCPT) is a systematic framework for critical thinking, decision making, and communication for dietetics practitioners worldwide, aiming to improve quality and patient safety in nutrition care. Although dietetics practitioners in several countries have implemented the NCP/NCPT during recent years, to date there is no globally validated instrument for the evaluation of NCP/NCPT implementation that is available in different languages and applicable across cultures and countries.
Adopting Nutrition Care Process Terminology at the National Level: The Norwegian Experience in Evaluating Compatibility with International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, and the Existing Norwegian Coding SystemAdvances in information technology have accelerated the use of electronic health records and activities in terminology mapping. Dietitians need to be knowledgeable about the capabilities of different terminologies to effectively capture nutrition care data. If nutrition care is not reflected in the health care system, our professional contributions will not be visible. Data documenting nutrition care needs to be visible at the patient care level, in health care records, as well as in the statistics used by decision makers at health care institutions on national and international levels.
Nutrition Care Process and Model Update: Toward Realizing People-Centered Care and Outcomes ManagementThe Nutrition Care Process (NCP) is a systematic method that nutrition and dietetics practitioners use to provide nutrition care.1 In this article, nutrition and dietetics practitioners or professionals; dietitians; dietitians-nutritionists; and dietetic technicians, registered, are collectively referred to as professionals. The Nutrition Care Process Model (NCPM) describes the NCP by presenting the workflow of professionals in diverse individual and population care delivery settings. Implementation of the NCPM has been associated with several advantages, including use of a common framework for nutrition care and research, promotion of critical thinking, more-focused nutrition care documentation, increased acknowledgement of the value of nutrition care by other health care professionals, and improved application of evidence-based guidelines.