Month: April 2020

An intern’s perspective: Series written by Jessie Donaldson (Part 1 of 5)

4/20/2020 Topic 1: The Importance of Meal Rounds in Long-Term Care           Long-term care RDNs rely heavily on observation to identify and address feeding issues in residents. As a student, I was surprised to find just how important meal rounds are. As I assisted… Continue Reading “An intern’s perspective: Series written by Jessie Donaldson (Part 1 of 5)”

COVID-19: Troubleshooting issues with room isolation and restriction of visitors (part 2)

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommended that the residents eat in their rooms. This was a problem for one of my units with a large dementia population. One resident was so distraught that she couldn’t go out of her room that… Continue Reading “COVID-19: Troubleshooting issues with room isolation and restriction of visitors (part 2)”

COVID-19: Troubleshooting issues with room isolation and restriction of visitors (part 1)

To prevent the spread of Covid-19, the CDC recommended that residents at nursing facilities have meals in their rooms and that they do not have visitors. This also included having family members and friends bring in food. This had been going on since mid-march… Continue Reading “COVID-19: Troubleshooting issues with room isolation and restriction of visitors (part 1)”

F Tag 807

F Tag 807 is: Drinks Available to Meet Needs/Preferences/Hydration-this blog post gives specific examples of why this tag was out of compliance at four facilities. It also stresses the importance of providing fresh water to all residents. This is a must read for students… Continue Reading “F Tag 807”

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