Sunday, February 24, 2008


Gone are newFNP's mojitos and walks along the malecon.  She is now back in the thick of it but very thrilled to have a new referral source to help out her patients.

NewFNP's clinic is very lucky to have our nutritionist, Red.  She is not to be confused with the pirate nutritionist, who must be swashbuckling with some bonny lasses as she has been nowhere to be seen.  No, Red has been a presence three days a week and thankfully so!

NewFNP had a sweet patient this week who wants to get pregnant.  Super!  Only it's not so super that she is over 350 pounds and has her periods 2-3 times per year.  NewFNP did some general education, gave her some folic acid and sent her to Red for a more thorough intervention.

Later, newFNP perused Red's note to see what, in fact, nutritionists talk about in their sessions, where they chart, etc.  What newFNP found was astonishing!

Those in the know are familiar with the SOAP note that providers use to describe the clinic visit: subjective history and complaint, objective findings, assessment and plan.  Learn it, live it, love it.  

Well, nutritionists apparently have their own format.  It goes a little something like this: problem, intervention, goal.  


The frigging nutritionists use PIG!  What the fuck?  That is so wrong.  So, so wrong.  Has no nutritionist ever stopped to think of the cruel irony?

PIG.  Seriously people, what the fuck.


Rebecca said...

PIG- let me guess, problem, intervention, goal? That's awful.

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vasharon said...

But what were her recs for Ms. Piggy?

Anonymous said...

PIG is bad. How about the eating disorder intake questionnaire - SCOFF? I did hear one once that I liked BITCH - Babe In Total Control of Herself.

Nurse Practitioners Save Lives said...

That's horrible! I would hope that it's not intentional.

Anonymous said...

Hi, you must have been really busy since your vacation, hence, you don't post much. We miss you.