2023 Policy & Procedure Manual: For Nutrition and Food Service in Healthcare Facilities

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  • The license agreement allows for the use of the electronic files in one facility only (or one user in the case of teachers, students, individuals). If you have multiple facilities or users, each one will need to purchase a copy of a manual. Electronic/downloadable products are not refundable.

Excellent for post-acute care settings or small hospitals. 

A great time saver, includes step by step guidelines to ensure that regulatory, nutritional and dietary needs are met for optimal health of the individuals in your care. Includes policies and procedures for the food and nutrition services department covering regulatory compliance, the U.S. Food Code, food safety/sanitation, menus, emergency/disaster planning, infection control, food production, nutrition care, clinical documentation, quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI), and more!

Customizable Bonus Electronic Materials:

  • Policies and procedures in MS Word
  • Sample job descriptions
  • Sample Competency checklists
  • More than 80 sample forms, plus charts, tables, and resource pages

NOTE: Electronic materials can be downloaded from the link on your Order Confirmation OR in your BDA account under Downloads section in My Account.

New Revisions:

All chapters have been revised. Major revisions include updates on the new 2022 Food Code; revisions from recent changes to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Appendix PP State Operations Manual for Nursing Homes, and updates to the CMS MDS 3.0; additional information on the CMS patient driven payment model; more in depth information on the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI), as well as edits and updates throughout the entire manual. This best-selling manual covers a wide range of topics. See “Sample Pages” above for the full Table of Contents.

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This comprehensive manual serves as your one-stop resource for navigating the complexities of food and nutrition services in post-acute care settings and small hospitals. It provides step-by-step guidance on essential areas like:

  • Regulatory compliance: Stay up-to-date with the latest regulations and standards, including the U.S. Food Code.
  • Food safety and sanitation: Implement best practices to protect your patients and staff.
  • Menus and dietary needs: Ensure your patients receive appropriate and delicious meals based on their individual requirements.
  • Emergency and disaster planning: Be prepared for any situation with a comprehensive plan in place.
  • Infection control protocols: Minimize the risk of infections through effective procedures.
  • Clinical documentation and quality assurance: Maintain accurate records and monitor performance for continuous improvement.

Bonus! You can earn valuable continuing professional education (CPE) by purchasing the companion course associated with this manual.

  • 25 CPEs for CDR
  • 20 General CE and 5 Sanitation (online only) or 4 General and 2 Sanitation (hard copy) for CBDM

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to streamline your operations, ensure compliance, and optimize patient care with our essential 2023 Policy & Procedure Manual: For Nutrition and Food Service in Healthcare Facilities!

We are confident this manual will become a valuable asset for your facility. If you have any questions or are interested in placing a bulk order, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Author/Editor: 
Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND is widely known as one of the nation’s leading experts on nutrition, aging and long-term health care. An extensively published author and experienced speaker, Becky is Founder/President of Becky Dorner & Associates, Inc., which provides a broad library of credible continuing education (CE) programs and nutrition resources. She was also Founder/President of Nutrition Consulting Services, Inc., whose dedicated team of RDNs/NDTRs served health care facilities in Ohio from 1983-2020.

Becky has published more than 300 health care articles, manuals, and CE programs; presented and/or hosted more than 700 CE programs for national, international and state professional meetings in 5 countries and 50 states. Her free email magazine keeps 30,000 health care professionals up to date on the latest news in the field.

An active leader, Becky has held more than 20 board positions on national and state professional associations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy), Academy Foundation and the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. Honors include the Academy Medallion Award, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy Award of Excellence in Business and Consultation.

Editor: 
Liz Friedrich, MPH, RD, CSG, LDN, FAND, NWCC is a registered dietitian and president of Friedrich Nutrition Consulting in Salisbury, NC. The company provides a variety of nutrition consulting services with a focus on gerontological nutrition.
Liz is Board Certified as a Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition and is Nutrition Wound Care Certified. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles in journals and magazines and textbook chapters and has served as an evidence analyst for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) Evidence Analysis Library.

Liz is an accomplished speaker on topics related to both older adults and wound healing. She has held numerous national and state positions for the Academy, Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group and the North Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NCAND). She is the recipient of two NCAND awards, the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year and the Member of the Year.

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The Policy & Procedure manual is packed with valuable information the dietetic professional will use everyday.
- Policy & Procedure Manual: For Nutrition and Food Service in Healthcare Facilities, 2021 Edition Self-Study Course
Pam Brummit, MA, RD, LD

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