PFANS celebrates UH/CVC registered dietitian nutritionists
March is National Nutrition Month and an opportunity to recognize the 20 registered dietitian nutritionists, or RDNs, who provide clinical nutrition services to patients in UH and the Cardiovascular Center. These clinicians exemplify excellence in patient care, medical education and research at Michigan Medicine.
As experts in medical nutrition therapy, RDNs put patients and families first. They provide specialized nutrition care to complex patients and are uniquely qualified to complete comprehensive nutrition assessments aimed at identifying nutrition risk and nutrition diagnoses. RDNs are trained in nutrition-focused physical examination and promote early nutrition intervention through timely and appropriate identification of nutrition-related problems.
RDNs also advance nutrition care through research. Michigan Medicine RDNs are on the cutting edge of nutrition and dietetics research, presenting at local and national conferences, participating in original research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals on topics including malnutrition identification, parenteral nutrition safety and specialized nutrition support therapies.
Finally, RDNs promote nutrition and dietetics education. They are members of the interdisciplinary health care team and elevate the role of nutrition care through physician and multidisciplinary nutrition education. RDNs precept dietetic interns in more than 15 inpatient, clinical rotations in UH and CVC and engage in continuing education to stay current on trends in dietetics practice, further patient and family-centered nutrition care and promote innovation in clinical nutrition practice.
For more information and to contact an RDN, click here.