The focus for this live classroom is a discussion about diet therapy for a 58 year old woman who experienced her first MI ( myocardial infarction)  and is being discharged home. She currently works full time and is divorced. She lives in an apartment and has no family in the surrounding community.

To prepare for the live classroom session and your written submission, use your chapter readings, review of videos, course materials, research, and written assignments.

Be prepared to discuss the following:

  1. What should be the focus for her nutritional history and assessment?
  2. What dietary recommendations should be made?
  3. What obstacles to staying on the diet recommended might this woman encounter?
  4. What special considerations should you, as a nurse, be aware of?