Academy Provides Feedback on COVID-19 Surveillance in Health Care Facilities

Every day, Academy members provide medical nutrition therapy for patients in a variety of clinical settings, including during the COVID-19 outbreak.

In response to the Office of Management and Budget’s request for comments on "National Healthcare Safety Network Coronavirus Surveillance in Healthcare Facilities," the Academy stated: "Because of the critical role of registered dietitian nutritionists in providing substantial care for patients in an ICU or on mechanical ventilation, registered dietitian nutritionists should be recognized in the surveys as a clinical team member, and the survey should add content assessing the availability of enteral nutrition supplies."

Read the Academy's comments.