dieteticintern posted Oct 3 '15 at 7:55 pm
I just took the RD Exam, this afternoon. I did not pass the exam. I am extremely frustrated by the process. I used the Jean Inman materials for a study guide which I felt were helpful for about 15 - 20 of the questions. My exam shut off at exactly 125 questions. Read on some blogs that meant people passed. Obviously not for me. I am considering the rdstudy.com for one month's access. Ju
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countrylife posted 6 days ago at 1:41 pm
Hi all

This is something that's been bothering me for a long time now, so I thought I'd look for a good place to ask, and found here!

Ok so here is a quantitative Ingredients list:


Glucose syrup, Hydrolysed whey protein concentrate* (from milk), Medium chain triglycerides, Vegetable oils (Rapeseed oil, Sunflower oil, Palm oil, Single cell oil), Emulsifier (Citric acid ester of mono-
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recent by  ·  6 days ago at 10:00 pm
Hi everyone!,

I am refreshing my clinical skills - specifically with writing clinical notes/charting, and keeping in mind pertinent information to include. So wish I had more of my internship books/notes!

Does anyone have a good online references for refreshing/organizing my notes?

More details:
I.e. assessment diagnosis, intervention, goals, etc. It's slighty different as the drug
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recent by  ·  Mar 21 at 6:14 pm
The organization I work for is in the process of building a Nutrition Clinic. Our hopes are to provide nutrition counseling to insured and uninsured, cooking demos, group classes/workshops. We have 2 dietitians and 2 nurses at the moment, but we want to make sure we develop a proper P&P and protocols for everything from the referral to the patients last visit. Any books, web sites, or person
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blgsmtrd posted Mar 12 at 11:00 pm
I may be making a move after many years from long term care to acute care. I do not use the Nutrition Care Process charting and need to learn it. Could anyone recommend any resources? I checked the tutorials at Eatright.org but they are very confusing. Much appreciated!

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I have a patient in the ICU that has ventilator dependent hypoxemic respiratory failure mostly secondary to decompensated systolic heart failure. He is 54 years old with a BMI of 29, and his weight has been decreasing, going from 245# on March 4 to 225# on March 9. The patient has bilateral foot pitting 1+ edema and a bilateral knee nonhealing wound. His labs are: CO2 38, GLU 251, BLOOD PH 7.5
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nutritiongeek133 posted Jan 25 '16 at 2:30 am
I work in california at a well regarded hospital, and it drives me crazy to see all of the overweight people in healthcare! Our patients must think we are mad. Why is it that so many healthcare providers are out of shape and in horrible states of health? I may be biased because I specialize in nutrition, but it drives me crazy!

The other day I met a dietician who was borderline obese. How doe
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mtskier8 posted Feb 8 at 1:20 am
My husband and I would love to move outside of the United States for a few years. We are pretty open to most countries, although less excited about Africa. Any ideas on where to find dietitian jobs abroad? Or any barriers with licensing?

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AMPRD posted Oct 21 '16 at 4:17 pm
I am currently working at a LTC/TCU that uses DietMaster for our meal ticket system. This system is no longer being supported/updated, so we are looking to upgrade. I am wondering what meal tickets systems are being used at other facilities? Preferably one that can print a selective meal ticket that populates with menu items based on their diet, and the resident can choose from (some of the syste
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SweetPain posted Jan 29 at 4:48 pm
I'm working on having my own practice and would like some guidance in becoming a medical provider. For now I don't have a set location to see the clients but I wanted to get all the paper work out of the way while I look for place to see my clients. One of the information they want me to fill out is Americans w/Disabilities form but I'm unable to, wondering if I can just submit the paper work
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Patel posted Jan 3 at 7:32 pm
Hi, does any one know the new T.F ( for LTC) regulations of care planning with assisted nutrition and hydration.. ??
I believe DOH is looking for particular verbiage..

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recent by  ·  Jan 20 at 7:35 pm
Hey everyone,

I am curious to know what exactly happens in care conference, as well as expectations that other members of the healthcare team have for dietitians during meetings. What exactly are we supposed to say? I'm a new RD and only sat in a lot happened. Thanks

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posted Jun 2 '16 at 4:52 am
Hello everyone. I'm a Dietetic Intern who's in the final two months of my internship. I'm very excited to start my career. I enjoy the dietetics field and I am very passionate about nutrition, weight loss, diabetes management, and overall health and wellness. I can't imagine working in any other profession. Since a lot of you have been practicing for awhile, I would like to get some advice/feedba
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recent by  ·  Jan 15 at 8:08 am
I am dietetic intern currently working on a research project about the use of 'MyfitnessPal' App in a clinical setting. I have found some promising features, however, I would love some feedback from dietitians who use this app. I am particularly interested in whether you feel this is an appropriate tool to use in a pediatric population. Thank you in advance

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CPN, Osmolarity, and Amino Acid Recommended "Upper Limits"
I am well aware of the limits posed by PPN on regarding osmolarity, amino acid, and dextrose concentration. However, I was just curious - does anyone have any evidence-based data on the "upper limit" or threshold for TPN/central PN for the following if such data exists):

Osmolarity
Amino acids
Dextrose
Thanks for your help in advance!
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mtskier8 posted Sep 8 '14 at 3:49 pm
I am in the process of applying for my first job as an RD and am wondering if any managers/current RDs have tips for a good resume.

The first page of my resume includes my experiences as a dietetic intern (broken down into clinical, food service and community). The second page includes my prior work experience, community service and awards/scholarships. Should I still include community servic
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kaycee07 posted Jan 3 at 11:09 pm
I have option to work in LTACH but unsure if I should take position? I have a good amount of experience in SNF/LTC but have never worked in LTACH. I'm very comfortable with TF but didn't have very many TPN pts in my last position. What's it like in LTACH??

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ksaiz1023 posted Nov 11 '15 at 10:25 pm
Hey guys, Ill be graduating with my nutrition degree soon. How the heck do you register for the DTR exam? I've looked up and down eatright.org and cant find anything. It has to be somewhere on there...HELP! :)

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nrgizenutrition posted Sep 18 '16 at 8:48 pm
Hi everyone,

I have been a practicing RD for the past 5 years (working primarily with eating disorders and sports nutrition) and am wanting to strengthen my career and expand my career options by getting my masters degree online. My husband is in the military so we move around a lot and online is the only way to go for me. I've been researching schools and it seems like there are so many opti
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dima posted Dec 31 '16 at 10:45 pm
Hi, i got on my test 14 and 12 totaling in 22 not passing score of25. can someone explain please. how the score gets counted?

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Candy87 posted Dec 27 '16 at 1:37 pm
Hello everyone, I am looking for some good references to update our MNT policies and procedures at a NH, they haven't been updated in a long time. I would really like references that will specific tell how to estimate kcal/pro/fluid needs etc for the older population. What does everyone use?
Thanks

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I'm an RD in my first year of starting my own counseling business. It's just me, and I'm taking it on as a side project at the moment to a clinical job, learning and building over time. At the moment, I have a pricing structure based on number of appointments, including package options. My area of interest for growth here is in specific weight modification, particularly with more athletic individ
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jeanharnisch posted Feb 24 '16 at 12:14 am
Does anyone know of a Medicare/ CMS regulation stating that hospice residents must be weighed. My practice in other nursing homes has been to advise Nursing that weights are not necessary when residents start on Hospice as weight loss is typically expected. My current facility wants these residents weighed per some CMS regulation that I am not aware of... any thoughts?

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