Dietitian Roles

Inpatient Clinical Dietitians

Inpatient clinical dietitians at Regional Medical Center play a vital role in the healthcare team by providing nutritional care to patients with various disease states and conditions. Compromised nutrition in a hospital setting can lead to slow healing and recovery and may extend hospital stays. Their roles include:

  • Monitor, assess, and optimize nutrition status based on the patient’s current
    medical condition and/or nutrition adequacy
  • Confer with physicians and other healthcare
    professionals to coordinate medical and nutritional needs
  • Make recommendations for tube and intravenous feedings and/or dietary supplements
  • Teach patients how to make nutritionally sound food choices to speed the recovery process, prevent illness and disease, and maintain a healthy lifestyle

Outpatient Clinical Dietitians