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To view and edit previously entered data
Click on the desired date from those displayed in the treeview along the left side of the main window.
To enter a new assessment
Click the "New assessment" icon on the toolbar or click "New/Assessment" on the menubar.
The program will first ask you to enter a date, if data is already entered for that date you will be taken to the edit screen, otherwise, you may begin entering data for that date.
Enter the patient's weight on the day of the assessment. The program then calculates ideal weight, modified weight, and Basal energy expenditure.
Stress/ activity factor
Select a stress / activity factor, based on the patient's current condition.
Choose whether to calculate requirements based on metabolic formula's, or by weight only.
Editing the calculated requirements
You may choose to fine tune the results of the calculations. For example, if your patient is in acute stress but has a good reserve of protein, you may, based on your clinical experience, wish to recommend a lower protein intake than that calculated by the program..
Click the "Save" button to save any changes.
Click the "Close" button to exit without saving.
Click the "Delete" button if you wish to delete the current assessment data.
Basic steps involved in a nutritional needs assessment:
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