Dietitians for blood and marrow transplantDDietitians for blood and marrow transplantDietitians for blood and marrow transplantEnglishHaematology;Immunology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemHealth care professionalsAdult (19+)NA2010-02-12T05:00:00ZJohn Doyle, MD, FRCPC, FAAPChristine Armstrong, RN, MScN, NP Peds8.0000000000000057.0000000000000324.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how dietitians help during your child's blood and marrow transplant (BMT).</p><p>A dietitian is a registered health professional with expertise in healthy eating and nutrition. Dietitians have special training in food, nutrition, and dietetics. Their work is focused on preventing and treating illness through dietary modification. The dietitians who work in hospitals are usually referred to as clinical dietitians. Children undergoing transplants often need the support of a dietitian who can help ensure the best nutritional intake that is possible for the child. They do this by ensuring a well balanced diet and educating parents so that they can take the necessary steps to do the same.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Dietitians are responsible for ensuring your child is getting adequate nutrition and feeding.</li><li>The dietitian is also responsible for medical nutrition therapy such as TPN, enteral feeding, and oral feeding.</li></ul>
DiététistesDDiététistesDietitians for blood and marrow transplantFrenchHaematology;Immunology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemHealth care professionalsAdult (19+)NA2010-02-12T05:00:00ZJohn Doyle, MD, FRCPC, FAAPChristine Armstrong, RN, MScN, NP Peds8.0000000000000057.0000000000000324.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprendrez comment les diététistes peuvent aider votre enfant pendant la greffe de sang et de moelle osseuse (GSM).</p><p>Un diététiste est un professionnel de la santé qui a une connaissance d’expert de la saine alimentation et de la nutrition. Les diététistes ont reçu une formation spéciale sur les aliments, la nutrition et la diététique. Leur travail consiste à prévenir et à traiter les maladies au moyen de modifications à l’alimentation. Les diététistes qui travaillent dans les hôpitaux sont habituellement appelés diététistes cliniques. Les enfants qui subissent une greffe ont souvent besoin de l’aide d’une diététiste, dont le travail consiste à assurer le meilleur apport alimentaire possible pour l’enfant. Elles y arrivent en planifiant une alimentation équilibrée et en enseignant aux parents, pour qu’ils puissent faire ce qu’il faut eux-mêmes.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Les diététistes sont responsables de s’assurer que votre enfant ait une alimentation et une nutrition adéquates.</li><li>Le diététiste est aussi responsable du traitement nutritionnel médical tel que l’alimentation parentérale totale, l’alimentation entérale et l’alimentation orale.</li></ul>

 

 

Dietitians for blood and marrow transplant1520.00000000000Dietitians for blood and marrow transplantDietitians for blood and marrow transplantDEnglishHaematology;Immunology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemHealth care professionalsAdult (19+)NA2010-02-12T05:00:00ZJohn Doyle, MD, FRCPC, FAAPChristine Armstrong, RN, MScN, NP Peds8.0000000000000057.0000000000000324.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how dietitians help during your child's blood and marrow transplant (BMT).</p><p>A dietitian is a registered health professional with expertise in healthy eating and nutrition. Dietitians have special training in food, nutrition, and dietetics. Their work is focused on preventing and treating illness through dietary modification. The dietitians who work in hospitals are usually referred to as clinical dietitians. Children undergoing transplants often need the support of a dietitian who can help ensure the best nutritional intake that is possible for the child. They do this by ensuring a well balanced diet and educating parents so that they can take the necessary steps to do the same.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Dietitians are responsible for ensuring your child is getting adequate nutrition and feeding.</li><li>The dietitian is also responsible for medical nutrition therapy such as TPN, enteral feeding, and oral feeding.</li></ul><h2>How can dietitians help your child?</h2><p>Dietitians assess children in the blood and marrow transplant (BMT) unit to see if their nutrition and feeding are adequate. They record your child’s daily food and fluid intake. </p><p>Dietitians sometimes work with occupational therapists if there are physical challenges to food or fluid intake. The dietitian meets daily with the BMT team to discuss your child’s care plan. They are responsible for medical nutrition therapy. This includes:</p><ul><li>giving your child Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN). This is a nutritional mixture of protein, fat, sugar, vitamins and minerals that is delivered through your child’s central line into the blood stream. A dietitian delivers the TPN through an intravenous (IV) line into your child’s vein. This mixture is given during times when your child may not feel well enough to eat.</li><li>enteral (tube). This tube delivers food through your child’s gastrointestinal (GI) track to deliver nutrients from food. </li><li>oral feeding</li></ul><h2>How would your child see a dietitian?</h2><p>A doctor or nurse would refer your baby to a dietitian if there were concerns about your child’s feeding ability or nutritional intake. </p><h2>What does the dietitian look for?</h2><p>When evaluating your child, the dietitian will check your child’s:</p><ul><li>weight</li><li>height</li><li>calories</li><li>food intake</li><li>fluid status</li></ul><p>For more information, please see the page on <a href="/Article?contentid=1545&language=English">Feeding and Nutrition</a>.</p>Dietitians for blood and marrow transplant

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