Pembroke Pines Students Enjoy Learning More About Nutrition Focused Physical Assessments
Nutrition and Dietetics Clinical I class students from Keiser University’s Pembroke Pines campus recently enjoyed delving into physical examinations as they visited the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
The group was provided a tour of the kitchen and learned more about Nutrition Focused Physical Assessments which examine patients for malnutrition before properly fulfilling dietary requests.
Students were able to observe the dietician assessing a patient by feeling their temporal region for muscle wasting, checking for “fat pads” under the eyes, testing hand grip strength and measuring mid-arm circumference. In addition, the dietitian examined for dehydration by “pinching” the skin slightly, feeling the hair for dryness, and inspecting the mouth and fingernails for signs of nutrient deficiencies.
To learn more about Keiser University’s Nutrition and Dietetics program please visit: https://www.keiseruniversity.edu/dietetics-and-nutrition-bs/
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