ks10332 posted Jan 13 at 8:31 pm
Good Afternoon everyone! I am hoping maybe this forum can lead me in the right direction. I'm at a loss right now, I have just taken the CDR exam for the 4th time and I have missed by 1 point the last 3 times. I've used every study material that I could possibly find. I'm now searching for a tutor. I want to pass this exam so badly, and missing by 1 point every time is so discouraging. If anyone
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recent by  ·  1 day ago at 11:22 pm
Hi All-

I've taken the CDR exam a total of 3x and received nearly passing scores of 24, 23, and 24 (most recent fail was yesterday 2/21.) I've used Inman to study (listened, read, flash cards & quizzes) as well as EatRightPrep this most recent attempt. I think I have a good understanding of the content in each of the domains, but somehow can't get over this 1 point hump so, it must be t
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MollyG posted 1 day ago at 1:46 pm
Good Morning! We recently started an Impact Advance Recovery protocol for the Colorectal surgery patient's at the hospital I work at. (Protocol is to drink 3x/day for 5 days pre-op, 3x/day for 5 days post-op). The nurses have been educated on the product and they are the ones that deliver it to the patient (patient receives all 15 at once so that they can take remaining home if discharged pr
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andrea31 posted Jul 28 '17 at 4:27 pm
Hi all! I work with a NP who insists on flushing enteral tubes with gatorade for any patient with a low sodium. There is literally a bag filled with fruit punch gatorade hanging on the pole to be used as a flush. She refuses to use saline because she says it causes diarrhea. I know this is not best practice or evidence based but she insists it is. There are no ASPEN guidelines regarding this and
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kreich92 posted Feb 9 at 10:20 pm
Is there a recommendation for flushes with J tubes? Ive always done their extra water needs divided by the number of hours on TF. So if a person was to be on tubefeeding at night for 12 hours, then I would do the formula at 100ml/hr x 12 hours at night + flushes at 75ml q1h x 12 hours. however I have co-workers that prefer to do the flushes at like 150ml q4h with that same TF. Ive always thought
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budrflii posted Feb 15 at 1:18 pm
Hello! Interested in some input from the community. I'm an RD in a long-term care setting. I have worked in buildings where the RD puts in their own orders, but at this facility I have previously been asked to write recommendations to leave for the physician. However, it's a bit of a broken system- orders not being written in a timely manner, not written at all, etc. The DON has asked that I star
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recent by  ·  7 days ago at 6:46 pm
Hello , I'm new here ,I'm in need for some advices to help me decide what I should do for my situation.

Here is my situation right now: I'm a biology student but I didn't study last semester that started in september and have just ended , And I'm not going to study this semester also due to some problems I have right now. If I studied the semesters I could get the Bachelor degree in biology
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Last year my facility received a F242 tag for not overtly offering a patient with CHF, Gout, edema etc. bacon during the admission interview. I kid you not. It is exactly what happened. The patient called the state instead of asking for the RD to meet with them again. State came in and determined that she was not offered bacon. This is correct. I also did not offer her a flame thrower or cigarett
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recent by  ·  Feb 12 at 1:58 pm
I've pondered for a long time what it is that I would like to go to school for. I have a passion for nutrition, food and what it does to our bodies. I want to end up doing something that I know I will be happy doing for the rest of my life. I'm interested to hear from other dietitians and the experiences they went through to get to where they are. How long did it realistically take for you to bui
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recent by  ·  Jan 30 at 4:25 am
kelsiharaway posted Jan 24 at 10:36 pm
Hi Everyone!

Is anyone in possession of/willing to share a MNT cheat sheet handout to give clients with fibromyalgia?

Thanks!

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angel05 posted Jan 19 at 8:39 pm
I work in a clinical setting and I'm working with my manager to develop competency assessments/tests to ensure that we are competent to work with different disease states, including renal, diabetes, etc. From my understanding we need to be able to prove to Joint Commission that we're competent in the area we are working in but I'm having trouble finding a way to measure our dietitian's competency
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ebaty posted Jan 17 at 9:30 pm
Hi All,
I am an outpatient dietitian at a community health clinic. I teach monthly cooking classes. I am wondering if anyone knows of any workshops or seminars that teach professionals how to create cooking class curriculum and teach others how to cook. I know a lot, but with limited resources I am running low on unique ideas on recipes to create, tips to teach, etc. and I would love to attend
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Joy4G posted May 22 '15 at 6:05 am
Tell me, is this just in Los Angeles? /California?

RD in LA area with 4yrs experience as consultant for LTC. I rotate facilities at times with RD colleagues. Practically each facility has staffing issues that affect my line of work. This isn't all the time but here's examples: ht/wt not done on time, recommendations not carried out on time, other IDT members unable to join weight variance mee
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recent by  ·  Jan 16 at 4:48 am
Need some feedback RD's. I recently had an outpt appt with father & son where son is Vegetarian (will eat only pepperoni pizza in diet). I really didn't want to say "hide blended veggies in foods" while son was present. Father states he was given a bottle recently and now does not want to consume foods. Will get Ensure 2x/day (morning/evening).

My question is - is this a texture sensor
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jmakin posted Dec 24 '17 at 4:14 pm
I’m currently practicing in hospice. I enjoy it, but it isn’t very technical. I’ve taken on a temporary assignment with a local hospital and would like to refresh my clinical skills. I have experience as a clinical RD, but have been out of the game awhile, and things have changed in some places, including addition of and changes to NCP. Your favorite references/ways to professio
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FDLeyda posted Dec 22 '17 at 3:56 pm
I am a 69-year-old male. I have Muscular Dystrophy. I have not stood up for twelve years. I am in a power wheelchair. I am on a LVT 950 respiratory ventilator.
I recently had a PEG tube installed because I cannot swallow safely.

Today I started self-administering Nutren Pulmonary 1.5. It says it is a complete nutrition.

Do I need to add fiber and water to my diet or is the Nutren en
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kmcgkre posted Dec 15 '17 at 6:43 pm
Hello,
Would anyone be willing to share their Pressure Wound Protocol? Just want to make sure ours is up to date with the new regulations for LTC. Thanks!

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ConsultantRD posted Aug 2 '15 at 12:24 am
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
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kayton9 posted Apr 25 '16 at 12:32 am
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
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recent by  ·  Dec 11 '17 at 8:40 am
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
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recent by  ·  Dec 11 '17 at 8:36 am
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
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recent by  ·  Dec 11 '17 at 8:32 am
njarman88 posted May 23 '16 at 6:37 pm
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
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recent by  ·  Dec 11 '17 at 8:31 am
sandhyarathi posted Sep 8 '15 at 10:46 am
Hi Guys,
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.

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recent by  ·  Dec 8 '17 at 10:53 am
shandstar posted Dec 14 '12 at 12:32 am
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...

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recent by  ·  Dec 6 '17 at 5:15 am
GRD posted Aug 27 '11 at 8:59 pm
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
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recent by  ·  Dec 4 '17 at 4:31 pm
Jq07f0 posted Nov 19 '17 at 2:08 pm
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.

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recent by  ·  Dec 4 '17 at 4:30 pm
shesmylife94 posted Nov 30 '17 at 3:07 am
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
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