QOD-61: Full Liquid Diet after Surgery (GI/GU/Basic Care and Comfort)

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Question:

A patient who is recovering from surgery has been ordered to have a full liquid diet. Which foods would the nurse provide for this patient that would be consistent with this diet? Select all that apply.

Answer:

A.  Ice cream

B.  Milk

E.  Pudding

Rationale: 

A full liquid diet is one given to a patient who is advancing in tolerance for food intake following a procedure or an illness that affects his digestion. Full liquids are those foods that are opaque in appearance and those that are liquid at room temperature. Examples include ice cream, cream soup, milk, and pudding.

 

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