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A Comprehensive Guide to Obtaining Clinical Privileges for Nutrition Order Writing is designed to help Registered Dietitians of all levels of practice, including entry-level dietitians, clinical nutrition managers, nutrition educators, department chairs, with practical advice on where, when, why, and how to achieve nutrition order writing privileges. The book is a timely resource that arose from the substantial response by RDs nationwide to the changes that have occurred in the delivery of healthcare - characterized by greater acuity of patient conditions and shorter length of patient admission into healthcare settings. It is also an attempt by the authors to clarify the many misunderstandings and misinformation that currently exist with regard to the issue of whether or not the writing of nutrition orders falls within RD scope of practice.
The authors describe the evidence for the need for RDs to achieve order writing privileges and they provide examples of how other RDs have achieved such privileges.