RD advises nurses on nutrition for patients

04/28/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

Cardiovascular nurses can give patients simple, practical nutrition advice during brief office visits to help them make beneficial behavioral changes, says Jennifer Ventrelle, a registered dietitian at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She says a quick assessment of a patient's diet and exercise patterns can help nurses target ways to change habits, such as a suggestion to eat at restaurants less often or reduce alcohol consumption.

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