Scope/Standards of Practice for the Profession of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Taking blood pressure?
- Writing patient diet orders, tube feeding orders or lab orders?
- Accepting verbal orders?
- An NDTR not working under the supervision of an RDN?
- An NDTR writing PES Statements?
- Co-signing in the medical records for NDTRs and support staff?
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Comprehensive Scope/Standards of Practice Resources Include:
- Scope of Practice in Nutrition and Dietetics
- Scope of Practice for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
- Standards of Practice in Nutrition Care and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists
- Scope of Practice for the Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered
- Standards of Practice in Nutrition Care and Standards of Professional Performance for Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered
- Scope of Practice Decision Tool
- Definition of Terms
SOP/SOPP-RDs in Nephrology Care
NEW! Revised Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for RDNs in Nephrology Nutrition
The Academy and National Kidney Foundation: Revised 2020 Standards of Practice (SOP) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) for RDNs (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Nephrology Nutrition is available in March 2021 in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Journal of Renal Nutrition. The revised Standards reflect the updated Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Nutrition Practice Guidelines, a collaborative effort of the National Kidney Foundation and the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library. Focus Area SOP and SOPP are tools used by RDNs for self-evaluation, professional development, and advancement of practice. RDNs in all areas of nutrition and dietetics may see a need to address the needs of individuals with chronic kidney disease in their practice and can look to this SOP SOPP for resources that include:
- A description of the roles for RDNs in nephrology nutrition and how RDNs can leverage their unique skillset
- A new figure describing the stages of chronic kidney disease
- Updated indicators to illustrate practice at different levels within this focus area
- Examples of RDNs in roles such as clinical practitioner in inpatient care, a dialysis or kidney transplant center, in outpatient/private practice, or in a post-acute long-term care setting; food service manager/director; and faculty, nutrition, and dietetics education program
- A summary of key tools and resources to assist practitioners in this area
Learn more about the SOP and/or SOPP at www.eatrightpro.org/sop
Updated 2020 Guidelines (pdf)
The first SOP/SOPP Guidelines were completed in September 2009 and published as the “Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for RDs in Nephrology Care” in both the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and the Journal of Renal Nutrition.
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