NMAND News

Friday
May092014

Hospital RDN'S To Get Diet Order Writing Privileges in July 2014!

Hospital RDNs to Be Able to Independently Order Therapeutic Diets
Improving Quality of Care and Saving the Nation $459 Million per year

 
During the past four years of the Academy has been working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to pave the way for RDNs employed in hospitals to write diet orders for patients without requiring the supervision or approval of a physician or another practitioner. CMS expects this rule to improve the efficiency and efficacy of nutrition care and save up to $459 million in annual hospital costs.
 
The Academy supports this new rule which will provide patients with better health care and help hospitals function more efficiently. 
 
What the rule does: 
 
Among other things, the rule will allow registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to become privileged to independently:
  1. Order patient diets without requiring the supervision or approval of a physician or other practitioner; and
  2. Order laboratory tests to monitor the effectiveness of dietary plans and orders.  Please note that ordering privileges for laboratory tests are determined by hospitals and their medical staffs in accordance with state law as well as any other requirements and/or incentives that CMS or other insurers might have.
Next Steps: 
 
In the near future the Academy will provide members with:
  1. Suggestions for how to discuss this issue with employers and medical staff.
  2. Detailed processes and strategies for obtaining privileges.
  3. Model policies and procedures for privileging RDNs in the hospital setting.
  4. Analysis of the impact of state licensure laws and regulations on implementation.
The final rule will become effective July 11, 2014.
 
Join us in celebrating this great success and, again, watch for more details to be shared as the rule is considered and implementation guidelines are developed.

 

 
Read the final rule by clicking: here.
Wednesday
Feb262014

"Got Nutrition" The NMAND Annual Meeting

Our Annual Spring Pre-Conference Event and Conference and Expo on April 10th and 11th was fun, informative and well attended. The theme this year was "Got Nutrition" and the relevant speaker topics, research posters and pre-conference event reflected it!

SPEAKER HANDOUTS:

Link to Kirsten Bennet's Handout1 

Link to Kirsten Bennet's Handout2

Link to Carol Turner's Handout1

Link to Dr. P. Pribis's Handout1

Link to P. Keane, A. Cantarero and J. Key's Handout1

Link to A. Bickel's Handout1

Link to A. Bickel's Handout2

Link to A. Bickel's Handout3

Link to A. Bickel's Handout4

Link to A. Bickle's Handout5

Link to Hunger in NM Panel Handout1

Link to Dr. K. Maki's Handout1

The Conference and Expo included the following Poster Presentations:

Weight Prejudice in an Overweight Culture: including weight sensitivity training in cultural competence education

Devon L. Golem, PhD, RD, LD

New Mexico State University, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Nutrition and Dietetic Science

The effect of BMI on the age of menarche in adolescent girls 

Peter Pribis, DrPH, RD; University of New Mexico, Nutrition & Dietetics Program

Gina Segovia-Siapco; Loma Linda University, Nutrition Department

Joan Sabate; Loma Linda University, Nutrition Department

Relationships between ALT, Serum Triglycerides and BMI in a University Outpatient Pediatric Population Diagnosed with NAFLD

Deborah Cohen, DCN, RD, University of New Mexico Nutrition & Dietetics Program

Diana Gonzales-Pacheco, DCN, RD, LD, Research Nutrition Manager, Clinical and Translational Science Center, UNM Health Sciences Center

Orrin Myers, PhD Associate Research Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UNM Health Sciences Center

Interactive Learning Assessment: Providing Context and Simulating Professional Practices

Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, PhD, RD, Vanessa Svihla, PhD, Tim Castillo, MArch, Andrea Cantarero, Tabitha McKay, Justin Hertel, Kameron Baumgardner, Ingrid Hernandez, Salma Ahmed, Isaac Valdez

University of New Mexico

Kitchen Creations: A Cooking School for People with Diabetes and their Families

Cassandra Vanderpool, MS, RDN, LD, New Mexico State University

Development of an electronic data collection system for pediatric (ages 5-11) diet intake and physical activity (DIPA) behaviors

Deborah Cohen, DCN, RD University of New Mexico, Nutrition & Dietetics Program

Elle Skinner, Graduate Student, University of New Mexico, Nutrition & Dietetics Program

Could ADHD Be Influencing Weight Loss Success? Proposal to Gain Insight into the Matter

Amanda Hurford, Dietetic Intern & Graduate Student, University of New Mexico, Nutrition & Dietetics Program

The Effect of Exercise on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Adolescents with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Cathy McQueen, Dietetic Intern & Graduate Student, University of New Mexico Nutrition & Dietetics Program

Diet beliefs regarding the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus of Hispanics in rural New Mexico

Angela Borrego, Dietetic Intern & Graduate Student, University of New Mexico, Nutrition & Dietetics Program

The Prevalence of Commercial Diet Use in College Students from a Minority Serving Institution

Stuart Adams, Dietetic Intern, New Mexico State University  

The Use of Focus Groups and Interviews to Improve Teaching Strategies for a Fotonovela 

Alejandro Colin, Dietetic Intern, New Mexico State University  

Impact of nutritionist-led grocery store tours on fruit, vegetable, and whole grain redemption rates of WIC participants

Renee Conklin, Dietetic Intern/Graduate Student, University of New Mexico, Nutrition & Dietetics Program

Nutrition Education Evaluation in Elementary Schools

Amanda Esquibel, Dietetic Intern, New Mexico State University  

Healthy Food Tasting Evaluation for Students at Sierra Middle School

Eloisa Mena, Dietetic Intern, New Mexico State University  

Water Tasting Lessons in Elementary Schools

Michael Mendoza, Dietetic Intern, New Mexico State University      

Focus Group Recruitment and Feedback from Students Regarding Healthy Food Zones

Cheryl Neeley, Dietetic Intern, New Mexico State University  

Las Cruces School Mapping for the Establishment of Healthy Food Zones

Christina Saliba, Dietetic Intern, New Mexico State University

Vitamin D and vitamin B12 status in adolescent and adult patients before and after bariatric surgery. 

Brittany Mally, Undergraduate Student, Nutrition Program; Deborah Cohen, DCN, RD, Assistant Professor, Nutrition Program, University of New Mexico

 

Wednesday
Jan082014

NMAND member is now on an AND Committee

Patty Keane, MS, RD, LD has been appointed to the Academy's Legislative and Public Policy Committee! Her appointment runs from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016. She is one of the nine appointed members of this committee. Come meet Patty at our Legislative Day event in Santa Fe on January 24th and give her your support and input! Congratulations Patty!

Saturday
Aug132011

Sustainable Health Care Food.

The Food-Climate Relationship: The Registered Dietitians’ Balanced Approach to Positive Change   As food and nutrition experts, it is important for RDs to understand the connection between where and how our food is produced and the subsequent impact on the health of individuals and our environment. The ADA’s Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (HEN) and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) jointly formed Sustainable Foods in Health Care Taskforce, has created this resource to help dietetic professionals advocate for nutritious, sustainable health care food. We believe this resource will assist you in understanding the links between how food is produced, processed, and transported and the effect this has on human and environmental health."  
 
Questions? Contact: Kathleen Hoss MPH RD LD 314.452.7832naotsete@hotmail.com