kjack87 posted Feb 20 '16 at 11:15 am
If anyone has any experience with the WELCOA certification within Wellness, please let me know. I'm also looking for someone who wants to join the organization.

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I just got consulted for a 12 week meal planning job. The individual felt $100 is fair compensation for 3 months of meal plans. Why does he think that? Because another, less qualified, RD told him she would accept $100 as compensation for what will be hours and hours of work. She should be ashamed of herself. I typically charge between $250 and $150 PER WEEK of a plan depending on how complicated
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genaalltizer posted Jun 1 '16 at 5:15 pm
Looking for recommendations on RD exam prep. I have Inman's but am also looking for an online testing module that simulates taking the real exam. What are your preferences?

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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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recent by  ·  6 hours ago
Hi all, I'm having a hard time finding a consistent definition of hemodynamic stability. I've seen several different criteria used: MAP >65 for >24 hours, normal BP with stable pressors, no pressors, etc. I end up delaying feeding for longer than I'd like because many of my patients don't reach "stability" until they've been in the ICU for several days. Specific parameters are appreciated!
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Kristeljf posted May 17 at 3:26 pm
Hi all, currently "over" my hospital based outpatient job and I'm trying to break into consulting in local MD offices and billing "incident to care".

I have some colleagues doing this in a small town about 2 hours from where I am, but no one in my town has done this, so getting it started has been more of a challenge than I anticipated.

Does anyone have experience billing for services "
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recent by  ·  May 18 at 8:19 pm
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
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recent by  ·  May 18 at 8:14 pm
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
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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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recent by  ·  May 17 at 3:42 pm
Hi, had a question I thought some RDs could weigh in on.

I've seen a lot of supplements recently with collagen protein in them, some with gelatin, some with hydrolyzed collagen, and some with enzyme-predigested collagen.

Some have added amino acids to the predigested collagen - cysteine, histidine, methionine, threonine, tryptophan.

I'd heard for years that collagen was junk protein a
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bmillike posted May 15 at 1:44 pm
I have been signing menus for a few years for this juvenile detention center near me. They've always looked very similar to my long term care menus, but this year they've changed to just cold or hot cereal for breakfast every morning with bread. On the cold cereal days they offer peanut butter. The protein portions are now bigger for dinner and in reality I'm sure this is more typical of how thes
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ancamaria posted Apr 28 at 11:23 pm
What are some useful resources for a dietitian new to LTC? I have checked CMS web site, however it did not answer my questions... I remember being an intern 7 years ago, there were some "rules" i.e. initial assessment within 48 hrs (or was it 72?), quarterly (90 days), annual, however, I cannot remember 14-day (hospice care?), and so forth. Where can I find all these regulations? Also, back when
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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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corydoucet posted May 5 at 3:09 pm
Does anyone have great resources on the Esophagectomy Diet?

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Dietitian Central has recently learned that there have been scammers filling out the Contact Me form soliciting consultation services from RDs. Because we cannot guard against individuals who fill out a contact form such as the one we had available in the public directory with the intent to scam others, we have removed the Contact Me form altogether from this directory until further notice.
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recent by  ·  May 2 at 10:11 pm
Hi there!

Im a Canadian who completed my RD degree in the UK, wondering if there were any other Americans/Canadians who took this route? Or any UK RDs who have made the move back to North America, how the process went!

Thanks!

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jtschif posted Feb 27 '16 at 12:45 am
Hello,

I am very passionate about health and am 99.9% sure that I want to pursue a degree in dietetics. I'm not too sure on how to get started. I don't see myself being able to go to university currently (full time job currently) so would like to start with a creditable online course.

Anyone have experience with this? Will I have trouble finding work?

Any info regarding this would be gre
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boogity posted Apr 19 at 10:13 pm
We have recently started a Heart 2 Home program for CHF patients. Obviously the importance of daily weights is being stressed. We are placing "home type" scales in each room. I know our other scales have to be calibrated routinely and state has asked for these records in the past. Does anyone know if that would hold true with regular bathroom scales? And if so, can we just have our maintenan
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boogity posted Apr 19 at 10:13 pm
We have recently started a Heart 2 Home program for CHF patients. Obviously the importance of daily weights is being stressed. We are placing "home type" scales in each room. I know our other scales have to be calibrated routinely and state has asked for these records in the past. Does anyone know if that would hold true with regular bathroom scales? And if so, can we just have our maintenan
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boogity posted Apr 19 at 10:12 pm
We have recently started a Heart 2 Home program for CHF patients. Obviously the importance of daily weights is being stressed. We are placing "home type" scales in each room. I know our other scales have to be calibrated routinely and state has asked for these records in the past. Does anyone know if that would hold true with regular bathroom scales? And if so, can we just have our maintenan
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zgeer posted Dec 8 '15 at 2:52 pm
I really want to do my CDE but my problem is that where I work there is no diabetes education. I have 300 hours of diabetes education from a previous job, how do I increase my hours? I keep looking for jobs with diabetes education but cannot find any in my area. How did other people meet their hours? Does voluntary diabetes education work? Any ideas would help. Thank you.

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recent by  ·  Apr 18 at 8:49 pm
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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recent by  ·  Apr 15 at 11:13 am
So, due to medical issues I find myself unable to work a usual 40 hr/week job, I am barely able to do per diem. I have experience in LTC, acute care and WIC totaling about 10 years. Does anyone know of any companies or positions or job titles that I should be searching for? I am open to anything nutrition or clinical related but don't even know where to start? Has anyone else been through this wh
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A nontraditional resume is a resume that includes more than a list of your employment history on a typed page or two of paper. Nontraditional resumes include info graphic resumes, online portfolios, video resumes, personal career-focused websites and blogs, social resumes and more of the types of resumes that go beyond just the facts when showcasing your experience, skills and accomplishments. He
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Today, the FSMA preventative controls rule is now being required in some businesses. These new requirements give importance on ruling the high quality and mostly the safety of the food industry for the benefits of the consumers. In this situation, it is really important for the business companies to get the best software solutions for the food safety management systems. And that is what the Goril
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