This week during my patient services rotation at Mon General Hospital, one of my assignments was to create an in-service presentation for the food service employees. In-Services are a form of continuing professional education provided by the hospital or employer during working hours in order to improve worker knowledge, education, and attitudes. Typical in-services are in a sit-down, classroom setting and last anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Employees are educated on a variety of topics relating to their respective field and are given a quiz at the end to assess what they have learned.
For my in-service presentation, I chose to do low-sodium diets. Low-sodium diets are ordered for patients who have heart failure, cardiovascular disease, heart surgery, high blood pressure, and kidney failure.