The Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Department is capable of reducing patient expenses, by ensuring lesser days of stay in hospital, thus reducing chances of nosocomial infections to a great extent. For hospitals, it ensures that ALOS is brought down, which is a major quality indicator.
Over the years, modern Science and Medicine have suggested that Nutrition & Dietetics plays a very crucial role in the recovery of a hospitalized person. It aids in a faster recovery of a convalescing patient after surgical or medical management is executed.
A Clinical Nutritionist does an accurate therapeutic nutritional analysis of the patient to target the nutritional deficiency which may have been caused because of illness or trauma and then prescribes a customized nutritionally balanced diet to help in the speedy recovery of the patient.
A Clinical Nutritionist also counsels and motivates healthy people to have lifestyle issues such as Obesity Underweight or even Malnutrition by prescribing diet as per the BMI index Sex Age and Height.
IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITIONISTS FOR HOSPITALISED PATIENTS:
The clinical Nutrition Department deals with major 3 areas:
IPD Nutrition & Diet Management in Nepal Mediciti includes daily visits to all wards including ICUs, CCU in order to access the nutrition requirements, and intake and then close the gap if any, so as to ensure a faster recovery. This helps to reduce the number of days of stay in the ICU and also in the hospital. For ICU/CCU patients, especially NIL BY MOUTH, ensuring the appropriate density and consistency of food offered to patients.
OPD Nutrition & Diet Management in Nepal Mediciti includes 1 on 1 Therapeutic Diet Counselling, solves all diet-related queries, Customized Diet plans & also provides a Body composition analysis chart which helps in weight management.
Onco Day Care: Daily rounds in Onco Daycare to give Diet counseling to Onco patients as per their specific needs and challenges to overcome nutritional deficiencies.
A clinical Nutritionist is well qualified to plan the diet in below mentioned specific areas: