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CNA Module 11 (Nutrition)

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Statement of Purpose: The purpose of this unit is to examine the body’s need for food and the effect of food on the body. This module includes the basic food groups, nutrients, and common therapeutic diets, as well as ways to assist a patient/resident to meet nutrition and hydration needs.


  1. Allergy
  2. American Dietetic Association (ADA)
  3. Amino acid
  4. Anorexia
  5. Aspiration
  6. Bland diet
  7. Carbohydrate
  8. Cellulose
  9. Cholesterol
  10. Clear liquid diet
  11. Clothes protector
  12. Dehydration
  13. Diaphoresis
  14. Dietician
  15. Digestion
  16. Diuresis
  17. Dysphagia
  18. Edema

19. Emesis
20. Enteral feeding
21. Essential nutrient
22. Exchange list
23. Expectorate
24. Fats
25. Fiber
26. Fluid
27. Force fluids
28. Full liquid diet
29. Gastrostomy tube

30. Gavage
31. Graduate
32. Hydration
33. Hyperalimentation

34. Intake & output (I&O)

35. Intravenous infusion

36. Low fat diet
37. Low sodium diet

Patient, resident, and client are synonymous terms referring to the person receiving care

38. Mechanical soft diet 39. Mineral
40. Nasogastric tube 41. Nutrient

42. Nutrition
43. Over-hydration
44. Parenteral nutrition
45. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube (PEG)

46. Pocketing

47. Protein
48. Pureed diet
49. Restrict fluid
50. Soft diet
51. Therapeutic diet
52. Thickened liquid
53. Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)

54. Vitamin

Performance Standards (Objectives):

Upon completion of two (2) hours of class plus homework assignments and six (6) hours of clinical experience, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define key terminology
  2. Discuss the body’s need for food and fluids
  3. List common nutrients and their food sources
  4. Describe the My Pyramid food guidance system
  5. Describe the vegan basic four food groups
  6. Discuss nutritional and fluid needs of the elderly
  7. Describe therapeutic diets commonly ordered for patients/residents and the responsibilities of the Nurse Assistant
  8. Describe proper techniques for feeding patients/residents
  9. Discuss cultural and religious influences on dietary practices
  10. Identify alternative ways to administer nutrition

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Course Materials

Course Lessons

Type Lesson Title Time Status
CNA Module 11 (Nutrition) Lesson
CNA Module 11 (Nutrition) Quiz