Practice

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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers members many resources to manage their practice, from billing and coding tips to standards of practice tools. RDNs use the Nutrition Care Process to provide quality care while working within their scope of practice. Medical Nutrition Therapy is included in the care that RDNs provide, which can improve various conditions and illnesses that patients may face. The Academy promotes and supports RDNs and DTRs from all areas of practice, measuring the quality of this care.

  • Code of Ethics: The Academy/CDR Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics is provided along with a variety of tools and resources for use by members.
  • Coding, Coverage and Compliance: Resources for the development, maintenance and communication of nutrition services codes.
  • Medical Home: RDNs can be an integral part of the team that provides patient-centered care to individuals through the medical home.
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT): MNT is an essential component of comprehensive health care. Individuals with a variety of conditions and illnesses can improve their health and quality of life by receiving medical nutrition therapy.
  • Nutrition Care Process: The Nutrition Care Process is a standardized model intended to guide RDNs and DTRs in providing high-quality nutrition care.
  • Nutrition Informatics: Stay updated on the Academy's efforts to respond to opportunities presented by the HITECH Act and to learn how to participate in the development of electronic health records in the various practice settings.
  • Quality Management: Academy Quality Management promotes and supports Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered, from all areas of practice in providing, measuring and reporting quality of nutrition care and services. This is paramount to our nation's health care and to the marketplace.
  • Scope/Standards of Practice: Scope of Practice in nutrition and dietetics encompasses the range of roles, activities and regulations within which nutrition and dietetics practitioners perform.
  • Telehealth: Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.

The Academy also provides research and resources that can be translated into evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice uses systematically developed information to make practical decisions about specific clinical circumstances.