If you didn't know March 11th is National Registered Dietitian Day! So if you know a dietitian then you should definitely wish them Happy RD Day! I think it is excited that there is a day during National Nutrition Month when we get to celebration dietitians. I may be tooting my own horn, but RDs do so much behind the scenes in hospitals to help provide care to sick patients. To give you a glimpse into what an RD might do during their day here is a list of things that I did today:
- Sat in a 2 hour meeting about a fortifier to use in human breast milk and the feasibility of getting this product in our NICU.
- Put together a display for National Nutrition Month for the cafeteria on Smart Snacking.
- Charted on NICU babies - assessing calorie/protein/fluid needs, growth and updating their nutrition plan of care.
- Spent 1 1/2 hours working with a patient on our Med/Surg unit who needed some soup and supplements that we didn't end up having in house, but got those items finally to the patient.
That is just a glimpse into the variety of things that I find myself doing each and every day as a Registered Dietitian. For more information about Registered Dietitians CLICK HERE.