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
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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