Maintaining nutrition

 Describe the importance of the priority concept (topic). Why is maintaining nutrition and oral hydration important?
• Describe the health of the patient population. Depending on topic, what is the general health population of those that are trying to maintain nutrition? Are they usually homeless? Healthy? Malnourished? How about age? Elderly? Children?
• Negative effects to professional practice if priority concept (topic) is unresolved. If we have issues with nutrition and hydration for the patient, what does that mean for the professional practice?
• Negative effects to patient population is priority concept (topic) is unresolved. If there is problems with nutrition of the patient continuously, what does that mean for the patient population? Death? Infection?

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