Hi everyone, I am studying for the dietetic exam/CDR and looking for a study buddy. I am planning to take it by the end of January. We can do via skype or in person if you are around the area. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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!
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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):
Thanks for your help in advance!
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
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??
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! :)
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
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
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
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?