How To Write a Perfect PES Statement

[Photo credit: Adobe Stock]

By Janet Feinstein, RD, LD, CNSC A PES statement (or Nutrition Diagnosis Statement) is a structured sentence that describes the specific nutrition problem that you (the dietitian) is responsible for treating and working toward resolving, the cause/s of the problem and the evidence that this problem exists. A PES statement is needed for all nutrition assessments except

Read more

The Advice I’d Give to Myself as a Young Dietitian

[Photo credit: Adobe Stock]

By Fritha Dinwiddie, MS, RDN, CSG, LDN Full disclosure: I’m no spring chicken. DRGs (precursor of ICD codes) were implemented right after I started work, and HIV was known as HTLV3. The topic of dietitian reimbursement was just being batted about. Licensure was unheard of. The profession has changed enormously over these 30+ years. Dietitians now

Read more

What’s New in Nutrition Support Therapy?

Close-up view of enteral feeding bag with flow adjuster.

New guidelines were released in January 2016 By Janet Feinstein, RD Appropriate Nutrition Therapy has been shown to have positive outcomes on the critically ill patient. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) and The Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) released new guidelines in January 2016, for provision and assessment of nutrition support

Read more