I am happy to report that I have updated my practical guide for student dietitians. Here is a short preview: Abstract: Working in long-term care for over thirty years has been rewarding and challenging. I'm amazed at how many things have changed since I began. For example, when I started, there were no clear … Continue reading ACE YOUR LTC ROTATION WITH THIS PRACTICAL GUIDE
It’s a good idea to connect with a Registered Dietitian if you are a student in the field of dietetics. That way, you have an idea of the daily job duties. There are many ways to do this. I have mentored students of friends and those who randomly called a facility where I have worked. … Continue reading Networking: Ways to Connect with RDNs
While working with my preceptor in a long-term care facility, I found several resources to be helpful to have on hand. These included a few handy pocket guides, a useful app on my phone, some evidence-based websites, and my go-to textbook. The resources a student or intern finds most helpful will depend on the … Continue reading Topic 4: Helpful Resources for Students and Interns by Jessie Donaldson
Mix 4oz ice cream with chocolate milk Mix 4oz Magic Cup with 8oz whole milk or Ensure Plus Extra cottage cheese at a meal (can be puréed also) Add 30 mL liquid protein to 4oz juice 1oz peanut butter with toast or English Muffin each morning Give whole milk q meal Mix peach yogurt with … Continue reading 15 easy ways to increase calories in LTC
I am a RDN with over 25 years of experience in LTC. Over the past few years, I have been working with students as a preceptor. This led me to create four nutrition presentations that have proven to be helpful to student dietitians and diet technicians. In fact, I have recently updated the videos as … Continue reading Ace your LTC/Clinical Rotation
5/20/17-Resident has experienced a decline in meal intake the past week r/t UTI with ABT therapy. She denies any difficulty chewing or swallowing. Currently eating 25-50% of meals, which is down from her usual 50-100%. Weight taken on 5/3/17 was 136# and was stable between 133-138# for 180 days. IBW is 100#. BS range from … Continue reading Sample nutrition note for a resident with a decline in meal intake
http://www.idhca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CEP-CMS-Nutrition-Critical-Element-Pathway-.pdf This is a link to the pathway that the surveyors use during the State Survey process. It serves a guide to facilities to ensure adequate nutrition.