Today, I got to experience assessing a Pt on a PEG tube feeding, in which I was able to refresh my memory and calculate calories, protein, and free water for the Pt’s needs based on the tube feeding that he is assigned. When monitoring, it is important to note any residuals happening, if the Pt… Continue reading Day 4: Clinical
While the RD was at morning meeting, I went to start a new admission’s nutrition assessment using her chart binder and going over the preadmission paperwork to get more information and add into the nutrition assessment form. We came up with a diagnosis, intervention, and goals to resolve a core nutritional problem the Pt may… Continue reading Day 3: Clinical
Today I learned about the different types of mechanically-altered + therapeutic diets that are in LB. Morning meeting took place at 9am where the interdisciplinary team discussed new admissions or any other issues going on at the facility. While that was happening, I made copies of some worksheets in a diabetes book, in which I… Continue reading Day 2: Clinical
Today (8/7/18) was my first day of my clinical rotation. My preceptor went over a general overview of her day. She also mentioned that LB is currently in survey window in which the state comes to do an inspection. She explained that they try to focus on person-centered care where there’s a focus on what… Continue reading First day of clinical rotation!
Hello! Last time I wrote a blog post, it was back in July of 2017. It's almost a year later- and I told myself that I'd continue with this blog as a means to talk about my journey towards becoming a registered dietitian, and to hopefully influence other future RDs. Right now, all I can… Continue reading Getting Back on Track!
As a first generation Filipino-American, most of the cuisine prepared at my home follows the three principles of filipino cooking..."never cook any food by itself, fry with garlic in olive oil or lard, and foods should have a sour-cool-salty taste" (Adoption Nutrition, 2017). I can say that when my mom & dad cooks rice and… Continue reading Cultivating Healthy Eating Habits with a Filipino family
Lately, I have been volunteering at my favorite place--Toni's Kitchen in Montclair, NJ after not volunteering there since March of this year. This soup kitchen is great because they have a lot of projects going on other than their meal service, such as the Healthy Backpack Program, in which they give away backpacks filled with… Continue reading Passion in Compassion