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PO
By Mouth
NPO
Nothing By Mouth
PEG
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
DAT
Diet As Tolerated
PC
After Meals
DM
Type I Diabetes Mellitus
ADAT
Advanced Diet as Tolerated
ADA
American Diabetic Association
AC
Before Meals
BMR
Basal Metabolic Rate- is the energy requirement for a person at rest. It is the energy needed to maintain life sustaining activities. (ie. breathing, circulation, heart rate and temperature)
Dysphagia
Difficulty Swallowing
Anorexia
A loss of appetite
(self-starving, can be deliberate or not)
Glucometer
A machine used to measure blood sugar levels
Insulin
A hormone produced by the endocrine system that lowers blood glucose levels.
Nitrogen Balance
The relationship between Nitrogen input and Nitrogen output.
Patent
Open (unclogged)

"a patent airway"
Enteral Nutrition (EN)
Refers to nutrients given through the GI tract.
Name the 3 routes used for feeding with Enteral Nutrition.
1. nasogastric
2. jejunal
3. gastric tubes
What must be done before the first feeding a patient gets through an enteral tube?
An x-ray must be be done to verify the tube placement.