identifies nutrition problems, suggests appropriate measures for nutrition intervention, and generates an appropriate chart note for medical records. Patient clinical information, dietary history, and biochemical data may be entered directly from patient records by the diet technician, nurse or paraprofessional. NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT • From IPC Datadiet • $400, diskette, manual, questionnaire form. • TRS-80 ModellII, 4 (48K), disk drive. By inputting anthropometric, laboratory, and stress-level data for a patient, a dietitian can obtain an assessment of a patient's nutritional status. Calculations include a weight/height assessment, comparison of laboratory results to standard values, comparison of upper limb fat and muscle area calculations to standard values, assessment of nitrogen status, and estimates of caloric and protein requirements. PN SUPPORT MODULE • From Medical Data Management Systems • $1,550; 30 day demonstration programs available. Includes telephone technical support. • IBM-PC, XT, or PC clone (256K), 2 disk drives; hard disk system (10 Mb) is recommended, printer. The module formulates the exact amount of every constituent for any volume of parenteral nutrition solution. The formulatry data base is an additive file which uses alpha-numeric codes. Cumulative patient records provide permanent documentation, promote a rapid processing time, and eliminate the need for re-entry for continuing patients. Multiple worksheet/labels can be generated to accommodate batched solution preparation. An inventory "pull" sheet will calculate the volume of each constituent required to prepare the necessary solutions. Management reports include a daily department cost and patient billing report. TOTAL PARENTERAL NUTRITION FORMULATION • From Transcontinental Health Data • $450 plus enrollment in software support program; institutional purchase negotiable, sublicensing and language conversion available. • Radio Shack TRS-80 Model II-IV (48K), both cassette and disk drive, IBM-PC; printer optional. 100
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This program has three key features: it provides a preliminary nutritional assessment, tailors the nutritional product, and provides compounding instructions. The clinician inputs patient-specific variables and the program suggests protein, caloric, fluid, and electrolytic needs for the patient. The clinician can tailor the nutritional product based on changing patient variables which can be daily nutritional requirements in grams of protein, percent amino acids, total calories, percent dextrose, or any combination of these. The program provides three reports: a list of the total volume of each ingredient for a 24-hour period; compounding instructions; and a clinical review of the nutritional regimen for the 24-hour period. XCHANCALC • From Nutrition Software • $30. • Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III (32K), one disk drive; printer optional. This program calculates the number of diabetic exchanges in one serving of food; a meal; a day's intake; or any amount in which the number of grams of carbohydrate, protein, and fat are known. The user has a choice of specifying the kind and amount of milk exchange, if a milk exchange is desired. All other exchanges are calculated in the program.
• $85, 2 disk set; $15/set, back-ups. Previews available. Order No. HE 1030. • Apple II, II +, lIe (48K), DOS 3.3. Osp, the Outer Space Person, is sent to Earth from a starving planet to locate a nourishing food source. The parts of an egg, grading and size differential, nutrient value, and cooking principles and procedures are taught in the context of this adventure story. Package includes in: structions, suggested viewing sequence, outlined documentation of the factual information, viewing worksheets, and unit test. Designed for beginning foods classes. OSP & THE PRINCIPLES OF QUICK BREAD PREPARATION • From Orange Juice Software Systems • $85, 2 disk set; $15/set, back-ups. Previews available. Order No. HE 1050. • Apple II, II +, lIe (48K), DOS 3.3. Osp, the Outer Space Person, discovers the secrets of grain, flour, and other quick bread ingredients. He struggles through his lessons on batter types but learns to bake muffins and biscuits before the unbelievable happens. Package includes instructions, suggested viewing sequence, outlined documentation of the factual material, viewing worksheets, and unit test. Designed for beginning foods classes. OSP & THE PRINCIPLES OF VEGETABLE COOKERY
FOOD SCIENCE FOOD POISONING, SANITATION, AND PRESERVATION • From Orange Juice Software Systems • $120, 4 disk set; $25/set, back-ups. Previews available. Order No. HE1020. • Apple II, 11+, lIe (48K), DOS 3.3 You command the Sanitation Ship, Burger Blaster, in its heated pursuit of Sammy Salmonella, Susie Staph, and Benny Botulism. Cross the galaxy and join in the climactic battle with these three major food villains. On your journey, learn about microorganisms. Then blaze a trail through food poisoning, its causes and symptoms. Protect base station Earth with sanitation and preservation methods. Designed for beginning foods classes. OSP & THE PRINCIPLES OF EGG COOKERY • From Orange Juice Software Systems
• From Orange Juice Software Systems • $85, 2 disk set; $15/set, back-ups. Previews available. Order No. HEI040. • Apple II, II +, lIe (48K), DOS 3.3. In this adventure, Osp, the Outer Space Person, rescues Petrachea from Scurvy. Even the sheriff bent on revenge can't stop Osp from learning the types and classifications of vegetables, their nutrient contribution, the principles of vegetable cookery, and the four basic methods of vegetable preparation. Package includes instructions, suggested viewing sequence, outlined documentation of the factual material, viewing worksheets, and unit test. Designed for beginning foods classes. PRESERVE • From Eldon Fredericks • Cost: Negotiable. • DEC PDP llV03 with RT-ll version 3B operating system, 2 disk drives for 8" single-sided diskettes, printer. This program is a data bank of answers to food preservation questions, designed to VOLUME 16