Category: Internship

Stepping into a Dietitian’s Shoes for Fifteen Minutes By Melany Rivera

Giving nutritional advice is not just telling the patient or client what to eat and not to eat. It is a lot about getting to know the person and meet them where they are at. Melany Rivera When I applied to go to Middle… Continue Reading “Stepping into a Dietitian’s Shoes for Fifteen Minutes By Melany Rivera”

Blog Posts on the Long-term Care Internship by Jessie Donaldson

LINK TO POSTS: https://dietitianmentor.com/portfolio/blog-posts-on-long-term-care-internship/

Topic 5: What to Expect as a Long-Term Care Intern by Jessie Donaldson

          At some point in your educational career as a dietetics student, you’ll likely serve as an intern in a long-term care facility. Some classes may even require you to gain supervised experience as a student before your dietetic internship begins. I recently had… Continue Reading “Topic 5: What to Expect as a Long-Term Care Intern by Jessie Donaldson”

Topic 4: Helpful Resources for Students and Interns by Jessie Donaldson

          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… Continue Reading “Topic 4: Helpful Resources for Students and Interns by Jessie Donaldson”

Topic 2: The Art of Communication in a Long-Term Care Setting by Jessie Donaldson, Student Intern

          Effective communication lies at the core of every patient interaction. For RDs and interns in long-term care (LTC) facilities, there are some unique challenges to overcome when communicating with residents. During my time as a student-intern, I learned about these obstacles and saw… Continue Reading “Topic 2: The Art of Communication in a Long-Term Care Setting by Jessie Donaldson, Student Intern”

Topic 3: Interprofessional Relationships in Long-Term Care by Jessie Donaldson, Student Dietitian

Dietitians in all fields rely on interprofessional collaboration, and this is clearly necessitated in long-term care (LTC) settings. LTC RDNs utilize ongoing relationships with allied healthcare providers to deliver comprehensive and effective patient care. The outline below describes the ways in which these professionals work together. Foodservice Manager (FSM) The FSM is the person with… Continue Reading “Topic 3: Interprofessional Relationships in Long-Term Care by Jessie Donaldson, Student Dietitian”

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)”

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