Adult Inpatient Dietitians assess patients identified with the following nutritional risk factors:
A team of 10 Registered Dietitians (RDs) cover the 750 bed hospital system which includes University Hospital, Ashley River Tower, and the Institute of Psychiatry. Each dietitian is registered and licensed in the state of South Carolina. Many of our inpatient dietitians have also received an additional certification as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) or a Certified Specialist in Oncology (CSO).
Approximately 9.4% of the total US population has diabetes. Per capita, South Carolina has the second highest number of people with diabetes in the country. The Diabetes Management Service (DMS) at MUSC Health is a team of clinical experts, including a dietitian, specialized in diabetes management and dealing with its complications.
The Nutrition Support Team (NST), under the direction of Dr. John Maxwell, provides an inpatient consult service concentrating on parenteral and enteral nutrition. As part of the NST, Inpatient RDs meet with Dr. Maxwell weekly to discuss patients on parenteral nutrition and to ensure appropriateness of the feeding regimen and to increase the overall knowledge and development of the team.