Regular bread crumbs. Medically reviewed by Drugs. Food Diaries All teaching related to a low- sodium diet should be individualized and based on dietary information provided by the patient. Regular crackers. Pathophysiology of HF What is heart failure? In the pilot of the intervention study, a research intervention nurse made two home visits and two follow-up telephone calls to provide and reinforce education. How Much Salt? Frozen or boxed mixes for rice, pasta and potatoes. Cottage cheese. Skills for following low sodium diet Limit your sodium intake to no more than 2 grams 2, mg. Pasta and rice prepared with cream, butter, or cheese sauces.
Theory-based teaching strategies for promoting adherence to a low-sodium diet among patients with heart failure are presented in this manuscript. The strategies, which are based on the theory of planned behavior, address patient attitude, subjective norm, and perceived control as they learn how to follow a low-sodium diet. Home health clinicians can select a variety of the instructional techniques presented to meet individual patient learning needs. Over 5. Recent epidemiologic reports indicate that greater than one million HF patients were discharged alive, dead, or to an unknown status from hospitals in Lloyd-Jones, et al. Expert guidelines for HF care affirm that patients and their families should receive individualized education and counseling to build self-care skills for effective disease management Dickstein, et al. One of the most important skill sets for HF patients and their families is the self-management of a low- sodium diet. Professional standards and the scope of practice for home health nurses emphasize care management, coordination of care, education, and advocacy for patients with acute and chronic diseases American Nurses Association, A theory-based educational program that is currently under investigation contains information for home health clinicians to use as they provide instruction and counseling for low-sodium diet adherence to patients with HF.
Canned meat or fish. Use the label information on foods with spices, herbs, lemon, make the best low-sodium selections. Request plain noodles or vegetable. Discuss appropriate salt substitutes and dishes. Ice cream and frozen yogurt seasonings such as garlic powder. Be creative and season your food packages to help you Italian seasonings. Low-sodium fot mixes.