To help provide nutrition education to the underserved population.
Certified diabetes educator01/2008
to Current WakeMed Hospital – Raleigh,
Provide diabetes-focused assessment education to patients (Type 1 and 2 adult and gestational populations) according to physician orders, departmental protocols, and patient/family needs.
Serve as an instructor in all content areas of the outpatient diabetes self-management education program (DSME).
Demonstrate insulin instruction and glycemic management.
Provide group and/or individual diabetes education related to nutrition, exercise, medication management, blood glucose monitoring, coping skills, and the prevention and treatment of diabetes-related complications.
to 01/2007 Onslow Memorial Hospital – Jacksonville,
Provide nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy integrated with the patient's medical goals.
Evaluate, interpret, monitor and document the nutritional status and nutritional needs of hospitalized patients and out patens using established standards of care and practice guidelines.
Identify and provide age-specific nutrition counseling to meet t e cultural needs of the patients and their families.
Develop, review update and implement educational materials to meet the needs of patients and professionals.
Write order for diet, supplement, enteral/parenteral nutrition and laboratory date per hospital policy.
Function as an integral member of the clinical interdisciplinary team.
to 01/2006 Mt. Olive Family Medicine – Mt. Olive,
Provide diabetes education in a physician's office.
To coordinate and provide outpatient dietary instruction to patients with diabetes and other disease /health conditions in a variety of clinical l and educations settings within the frame of a multidisciplinary care team.
to 01/2012 Mount Olive Care and Rehabilitation Center – Mt. Olive,
Responsible for the clinical nutritional documentation in a long term care facility.
Conduct nutrition assessments on all new admission, complete appropriate documentation for annual assessments, quarterly assessments and assessments mandated by a change in resident status.
Provide technical assistance to the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Coordinator in completing RAPS (Resident Assessment Protocols) and writing care plans, review weight reports, review residents who receive tube feeding and have skin breakdown on a monthly basis, provide consultant with residents and families as needed.
to Current Home Health and Hospice – Goldsboro,
Develop nutrition screening tools for the agency and staff use.
Develop policies and procedures related to nutrition services and nutrition care.
Perform initial and periodic nutrition assessments for high-risk patients, design nutrition care plans for high-risk patients, coordinated Medical Nutrition Therapy and evaluation of response to care with other members of the interdisciplinary care team and other health professional in the community.
Educate clients and/or caregivers on implementing Medical Nutrition Therapy, including therapeutic diets, participate in interdisciplinary meetings, document identified nutritional problems intervention plans and measureable goals with estimated time frame for high-risk patients.
Survey in house kitchen sanitation.
to Current Davita – Goldsboro,
Assess nutritional status to determine appropriate nutrition intervention and recommendations.
Review medical and diet history, consult with multidisciplinary team and the patient, document appropriate information in medical record.
Develop individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy including meal plan(s) for each patient.
Provide nutrition education and counseling based on individualized patient needs including nutrient requirements, knowledge and abilities, medical, economic and social situation.
Select or develop education materials and methods appropriate for individual patient.
Monitor nutrition status, laboratory values, dialysis adequacy, adherence to diet and response to nutrition related medications and therapy to determine appropriate nutrition intervention and recommendations.
Revise and update nutrition recommendations and nutrition care plan as needed.
Review monthly lab results with each patient and /or caregiver and provide patient with a printed patient nutrition report.
Function as Mineral and Bone Disorder Specialist.
Participate in anemia management.
Participate in rounds, patient care conferences, continuous quality improvement (CQI) teams, facility team meetings and in-services.
Certified Diabetes Educator2007 Certified Weight Management Trainer: 1 2007xx-
B.S: 1 1989University of Pittsburgh-
PACoordinated Undergraduate Program Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Supervised pre-practice clinical experience.
B.G.S: Liberal Art1 1984University of Idaho-
AA: Liberal Arts1 1980Colby-Sawyer College-
2013 Community Interventionist: Optimizing Outcomes in Women with Gestational Diabetes and their Infants.
NIH/NIDDK)-part of research study paper pending submission.
The first ever in the North Carolina Dietetic Association to provide teleconferencing for our monthly Eastern District meetings.
This was the result of a large geographical rural district.
The teleconferencing allowed more dietitians to attend meetings without having to drive several hours to a chapter meeting.
Membership and attendance increase significantly that year.
Spot lighted on WRAL-TV and WakeMed Hospital blogging segment to provide nutrition and diabetes education to the community.
Developed a monthly patient education newsletter for renal dialysis patients.
This was utilized by patients, staff, physicians and other dialysis units.
Initiated, developed and implemented a self-comprehensive nutritional report for dialysis patients.
This helped the patients monitor monthly labs results, which resulted in improving patient's compliance with diet, medication and outcomes.
Originated and implemented a variety of cycle menus which resulted in following the current dietary guidelines Volunteered at a free mobile health clinic.
National Kidney Foundation early detection program for kidney disease.
2006-2007 Vice President Coastal Carolina Diabetes Educators. 2000-2001 President Eastern District North Carolina Dietetic Association North Carolina Dietetic Association Licensed Dietitian North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition American Dietetic Association National Kidney Foundation Dietitian's in Renal Nutrition Practice Group Consulting Dietitian-Healthcare Facilities Practice Group American Associated of Diabetes Educator American Diabetes Association Coastal Carolina Associated Diabetes Educators