Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Central Arkansas where she also completed her Master of Science in Family and Consumer Science. She completed her Internship at Southern Regional Medical Center in Atlanta, GA. She has been a Registered Dietician since 2014. She is licensed in the state of Arkansas and holds specialty certification as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician. She is a current member of the America Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Powell was the former head of WIC for the SE Region of Arkansas. She also worked for Covenant Keepers Charter school to develop the National Nutrition School Breakfast and Lunch program. She was formerly employed with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she was involved with the kidney and liver transplant program.
Powell has provided nutritional education and support for prenatal infants through the aging adult in such vast areas including critical care, transplants, dialysis, telemetry, OB/GYN, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Oncology, and in an outpatient setting as a nutrition counselor. Her role has included assessing the nutritional status and providing individualized nutrition care plans, developing workplace wellness media and nutrition science seminars, nutrition education, lab monitoring, skin/wound monitoring, and monitoring enteral and parenteral nutrition for the critically injured.
Powell is currently employed with US Renal Dialysis Center in Central Arkansas and maintains a private consulting business in collaboration with VP Medical Consulting.
Discuss the role of the registered dietician in the inpatient and outpatient setting as it relates to catastrophic injury and illness. Discuss lab testing typically associated with nutritional support. Outline the reasons a referral to a registered dietician is recommended. Provide nutritional education and resources for the life care planner.