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
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
I work at a facility for the developmentally disabled, with most patients having cerebral palsy. I was wondering if anyone who works with this population has a set way for determining desirable body weight (DBW) for adults, or if they have found standards to compare their weights too. Also, which methods are being used for height, and how often are they measured? Any input is appreciated!
Hello! I just recently started working in a LTC/SNF Facility and the Consultant RD implemented a new form however she will not train me on the form and it is a bit confusing.
I have experience with Acute Care and I can adapt to various forms but this one is a doozy. I even contacted MED-PASS and they informed me that an RD was not a part of creating the form. I have even asked if we can reform
I have just started working on the inpatient psychiatric unit at my hospital. The physician emailed me this afternoon asking for help regarding the treatment of his eating disorder population. I figured I would check-in to get some advice.
He asked if there was a "best way" of treatment, especially in terms of weight trending, intake monitoring, and the degree of family involvement allowed.
So I became a RD in August 2015 and planning to take the CNSC exam this year in September. I currently work in a hospital and I cover the ICU everyday.
For those ones who took the CNSC exam, do you think this is too early for me to take the exam? What study materials did you use besides the ASPEN book (which I currently have). The book seems awfully long! I can't imagining studying
I'm inpatient clinical dietitian working at a acute care setting. I'm planning on applying for NPI.
Inpatient Dietitians with NPI number please share information on how NPI is useful for you and do you have to have malpractice insurance if you have NPI.
I'm planning on providing services/diet counseling from my home for Diabetes, Obesity and Kidney disease. How should I get started ??Do I have
Hello, I've been a clinical dietitian for almost three years and want to start documenting hours to take CSG exam. What can I count as practice experience? Education only? Time spent on completing whole assessment?
Hello, I work at a small community hospital with a few medical floors and 2 behavioral psych units and recently we got an admit to the psych floor with history of lymphangiectasia. I looked this up and it appears it is very rare for humans. I was consulted to educate on neutropenic diet and I suppose it's because the patient gets IVIG infusions biweekly. The patient's neutrophil count is currentl
I am in the process of changing our nutrition screening and intervention for our detox unit. Patients typically have poor diets and compromised nutrition status from drug abuse. While I think that we can make some impact, it is not really an effective time to do education. Patient's typically discharge after 3 days. What does your facility do? Do you provide one on one education or group classes?
Hi, I was wondering if anyone had experience of dietary advice for hypocalcemia in nonuremic calciphylaxis. The patient is obese, has previously had a parathyroidectomy and is now on sevelamer 800mg tds, 1000mg calcium and 880IU vitamin D and currently takes three portions dairy per day. Any help/advice would be most appreciated!