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.
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
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'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...
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
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.
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
Just started as a prn RD with a hospice agency. Previous RD isn't available and wasn't utilized much. No standard form for RD assessments. Can someone share with me your recommendations for what to cover in assessment/verbiage for documentation. I have worked as a clinical RD and also in LTACH, but this is different and I'm not receiving much in training (all non-RDs). Hospice seems to be a narro
Hello all! I cant believe this site exists and wish I had found it sooner! I consider myself quite passionate about eating right and believe it plays a huge role in preventing many illnesses. That being said, I would love to help educate people and motivate them to eat better. Thus, dietetics has always been a career path I wanted pursue. However my parents and close friends urged me into nursing
Hello all, I am researching body composition analysis options for my private practice. Does anyone have a recommendation for a scale they use? I am considering a Tanita scale, but cannot decide how important segmental analysis is. Also looking at multi-frequency. I am seeing adults for weight management. Any advice would be much appreciated! Jamie
What diet manuals are you using in your long term care/skilled nursing facilities? We have the AND nutrition care manual, but I'm wondering what else may be a good option - Becky Dorner? DiningRD.com? Morrisons?
I have had the hardest time finding a job in this field ever since I finished my internship in 2011. I worked for WIC for 3 years and then two years as a part time bariatric dietitian. I would really like to get into a full time clinical position at a bigger hospital. I have applied to several places and only had two interviews for prn positions of which I was turned down for both. I'm not ready
I was wondering if anyone had a workflow, etc for a DTR working inpatient. I am a RD that will have a DTR coming to work for me in a hospital and am wondering where to start as far as splitting patients up between the RD and DTR. Any information is helpful!