Some career advice for those of you looking for a job. If a position seems too good to be true, it usually is. Never accept stock in lieu of payment. More than likely you will get burned having worked for free with no payoff. Start ups are notorious for this scam. They offer you a great title as well as a large sum of stock and make it seem as though your money ship will come sailing right in. Th
I do not think I did too well on a project, and it was worth a LOT of my grade. I have a 79 in there, but I am worried that the project is going to bring down my grade a lot. I am studying hard for the final, but I do not know if that is enough for me to keep at least a C. If for some reason I get a D or F, what do I do? I know I will retake it, but I am worried that because of that bad grade, I
Hi, would anyone have specific information on Individualized Supervises Pathways; particularly in the NY area or know how I can get access to maybe a possible list of ISP Dietitians who are willing to participate in the program. Briefly my background is; Masters in Sports Sciences, BS in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, 2nd degree Dietetics major; Verification statement is earned and complete. De
Here is my story. After posting in this forum and taking in the advice of many, I have finally decided to pursue my RD internship after 16 years working as a nutrition specialist at a local university. The program I'm doing is long distant and will consider all my prior community experience so, I only need clinical hours.
Problem is it is as hard as hell to get someone willing to take you in a
I am very sad because I found out that I did not get into a dietetic internship program. It came very unexpected because I have a good grade point average (3.5) and a lot of experience in the nutrition field as I worked as a nutrition program coordinator in an adult day care where I worked directly under the RD. So yes, I was shocked I did not get matched and I still do not know why. I only appli
Hey guys, I am applying to distance internships for the fall match.I wanted to know if there are any facilities that can accept interns around the Montgomery,Delaware county and Philadelphia county area.
Gone are 5 years of married. And weight is too increased after marriage. I've four year one child. In marriage time i was weight 50 kg but still now 70 kg above. how to loose my weight without any restriction.
If possible that online consultant solution provide to me, will be better for me.
I'm seeing a lot of this certification- certified Wellness coach..Since Health Coaching is on the rise- I guess this is part of that trend. Wondered what anyone else thought about this- I think to be marketable- we need to all get certifications...
Do any of you guys have a brand list of protein supplements patients can buy OTC? I know whey protein powder is readily available, but what about liquids?
Reason I'm asking is I rec'd high protein/high kcal diet for an underweight COPD'er with recent severe weight loss. I mentioned can use whey protein powder but suggested she try a liquid supplement instead because more palatable/easier to
If you have failed the RD exam you are not alone. If you failed a few times you are still not alone. My daughter used Inman Guides and studied and failed then added Visual Veggies and I added prayers to St Joseph of Cupertino, patron saint of exams. No matter your religion ask St Joseph for help. My daughter passed second attempt. Good luck and dont ever quit.
Im John and i have a friend that tried to commit suicide in 2015 by swallowing a bottle of either acetaminophen or ibuprofen (not sure which and I don't like to bring up the topic with him to determine what he used). He survived, and since then has had multiple problems with what he describes as acid reflux. He's been going crazy cutting everything out of his diet and blaming the problem solely o
I have a resident with poor intake on a pureed diet with honey thickened liquids that need given to him by tsp. He has an allergy to milk and milk products. Does anyone know of a product that is milk free and honey consistency?
One of my residents asked me about this supplement-says it is 38 fruits and vegetables in one serving. Of course, I reminded him that real fruits and vegetables are still your best choice but wanted to see if anyone could tell me much about this product. Thanks
Hello everyone! I need some insight regarding career advancement and possibly taking my career in a different direction. I currently practice as a RD in LTC. I want to do more and do not feel challenged in my current role. I also do not feel LTC is my niche. Have any of you gone in the direction of Education (any level) or taken non-clinical positions as an RD and have advice or insight on the po
I recently moved from Texas to Arizona. I have some scholarship funds left in Texas, enough for 2 classes. Books I'd have to pay for. I have to take two classes for the scholarship and they may not transfer as core classes, but as electives.
I am not eligible for in-state tuition in Arizona (at any college) until July 2018. :|
I've started over in my career, in life. I mulled over becoming an RD for years. Literally years. After some major life issues I decided there is no time like the present. So I began working towards getting a degree.
By the time I graduate I'll be 51.
I'm feeling a bit discouraged about being "so old" and wondering if all this schooling it worth it. Will anyone hire me? Accept me
I work mainly as an inpatient dietitian with the inpatient cancer unit and then I teach one class a month at the cancer center. Occassionlly I speak with patients over the phone, but I have an increasing number of people wanting one-on-one nutrition visits. However, my boss does not want me to see anyone one-on-one unless the cancer center can find a way to bill for it. Does anyone have any sugge
Does anyone have a generic consulting agreement that could share? The company whom I asked for coverage from >6 months ago just told me they don't have anyone (I leave on Friday). I have someone who can provide some coverage for me but I need to get the paperwork together. Thank you in advance!
I am asking for help here. Can someone tell me how to pass this exam. I have taken it so many times that I am ashame to look at myself in the mornings. I am depressed, frustrated, tired, feeling useless, incompetent, stupid, penniless with all this money that I spent on internship plus the countless 200 dollars spent for re- exam, study, on line practice exam guide- flash card etc.Every time I ta
We started the Malnutrition project (screening tool, assessment toolkit, etc,,) in our hospital. A Mini Screening form will be completed by nursing on admission. When it hits a particular score, it will trigger a diet consult for RD To see patients in 24 hours. Is there a link that says RD to see Malnutrition triggered patients in 24 hours is mandatory? Our existing policy is to see high risk pt
I just started working in an outpatient rehab center (accredited through medicaid and medicare) where the speech therapists teach the SOS approach to feeding which deals with food aversion. This involves preparing and serving food to the patients. I am looking for food safety guidance and what polices and procedures these therapist should be following regarding food safety. Right now they are n
Has anyone ever heard of using baby rice cereal through a gtube to help with diarrhea? Some people at my facility have used it in the past but I can't find any information on it. I don't want to recommend it without having some insight first...thanks!
Hi, I work for a community clinic and most patients here have MediCal. I need to learn if/what/under what circumstances MediCal (Medicaid) would pay for MNT. Does any of the webinars specifically address this issue? I see one that deals with reimbursement from Medicare and private payers but I am interested in MediCal-Medicaid.
I am a contracted dietitian for an out patient rehab facility. They pay me an hourly rate to assess patients, provide education consults when needed, teach classes, individualize menus, etc. All very typical RD duties. However, as far as I know, they do NOT bill for any of the consults or classes. They simply absorb the cost of the dietitian and treat it as a "value add" service to their patients