Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics was established in 2017 under the Faculty of Allied Health & Basic Sciences, Sri Devraj Urs Academy of Higher Education & Research with the aim to serve society by providing better nutritional services for quality patient care. The department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics offers dietary counseling services to inpatients and outpatients. The department has also taken an initiative to establish the Enteral Feed Section at R. L Jalappa Hospital & Research Center on 18th November 2019 which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Pro-Chancellor, SDUAHER to cater to the nutritional requirements of the patients on Ryle’s tube-based on their disease condition. The Dietician screens and assesses the patient’s nutritional status for planning a well-structured diet to meet their nutritional needs based on the disease conditions.
Dietary services are one of the most important hospitals supportive services contributing to the recovery of health and treatment outcomes, through scientifically planned therapeutic diets for inpatients. RLJH&RC is the only hospital in the Kolar district offering dietary services/counseling for inpatient and outpatient and for the patients on Ryle’s tube.
Inpatient Nutritional care:
The dietician performs ward rounds for the inpatient including ICU, MICU, SICU, etc. on a daily basis based on the references obtained from the treating doctor. The patient is screened using the ABCD method to assess the nutritional status to modify the diet as per disease condition. Patient/patient attender is counseled regarding the diet and provided with educational material for further monitoring and follow-up.
Outpatient Nutritional care:
Outpatients are referred by the treating doctor to the dietician for dietary advice. The patient is screened and assessed based on their medical diagnosis, biochemical parameters, clinical parameters, dietary recall, etc. to provide a dietary prescription. The patient and attender are counseled to follow the prescribed diet with patient information on diet material.
RLJ Hospital’s Enteral Feed Section under the Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics provides well-planned, fresh, and hygienically prepared Ryle’s Tube feeds to the inpatient at an interval of every second hour based on their disease condition to meet their nutritional requirement. The whole process is monitored under the supervision of the Dietician to provide quality patient care. In addition to this Dietician also provides inpatient and outpatient counseling to cater to their nutritional needs.
Services offered by the department are:
Ms. Anjali. N.
M.Sc (Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics)
Areas of interest: Clinical Nutrition, Food Science & Community Nutrition.