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Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

Verbal and Nonverbal Communication What is communication?  Communication is defined as the transfer of a message from one entity to another.  In order for communication to occur, there must be a sender, a recipient, and a message.   Communication occurs via two methods:  verbally and nonverbally   Verbal Communication Verbal communication is the most obvious…

Dependent and Independent Variables

Dependent and Independent Variables A variable is something a researcher is trying to measure, and it can be just about anything, including objects, amounts of time, feelings, or events.  Researchers in the field of nutrition might measure variables such as lab values, weights, effects of a medication, athletic performance, and so on.   There are…

Free Water in Tube Feeding Formulas

Enteral Feedings:  Free Water The term “free water” may also be seen as “feed water”, depending on the source.  Free water is the amount of liquid an enteral formula (aka tube feeding formula) is actual water as an ingredient.  If you look at the ingredients list of any liquid enteral nutrition formula, you will see…