Other Risk Factor
Nutrition assessment is the first step of the Nutrition Care Process, which is the systematic approach used by registered dietitian nutritionists to provide quality nutrition care. A thorough nutrition assessment allows the registered dietitian nutritionist to identify the nutrition problem and develop appropriate intervention and monitoring strategies.
The following is a checklist for registered dietitian nutritionists who are performing a nutrition assessment of the preterm infant after initial hospital discharge. Other health care professionals can use the following as a nutrition screen to determine if a referral to a registered dietitian nutritionist is needed. Checklist items include links to more in-depth information and resources.
Do any of the following impact the nutritional or feeding status of this infant?