Linda Creasey, RD, CNSC
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Linda graduated from Marywood College’s Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics.  After relocating to Virginia, she held several different dietetics related clinical positions.  Linda became very involved in both the Richmond Dietetic Association and the Virginia Dietetic Association, fulfilling key leadership positions.  She was recognized with the Virginia Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award.

Linda worked in a pediatric rehabilitation hospital for chronically ill children and adolescents. This position offered her many opportunities for public speaking and poster sessions, both at the local level and at the state level meetings.  She published a journal article and a newsletter abstract on “Experience in Determining Caloric Requirements in the Traumatically Brain Injured Pediatric Population. “

Linda took a position as a Clinical Nutrition Specialist at MCV on the Adult Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery and Neurology Services.  In this role she precepted dietetic interns and provided education for nursing staff and residents on a variety of neurologic disease states and nutrition needs.  She was a lead coordinator for our facility for participation in the validation of the Standards of Care for Dysphagia for the American Dietetic Association.  She continued to provide presentations at the state level on nutrition, head injury and rehabilitation. Linda co-authored a book chapter on “Nutrition and Brain Injury.”

Linda was promoted to a Clinical Nutrition Supervisor, managing 15 FTEs of dietitians.  Additionally, she relocated to the Surgery Trauma Intensive Care Unit for which she provides direct patient care.  She continues to precept dietetic interns for nutrition support and critical care rotations. She has worked to keep clinical nutrition practice evidence-based. She provided a poster session at Clinical Nutrition Week 2018 on a quality improvement process using an insulin protocol in parenteral nutrition patients.  This past October, she spoke at a state nutrition meeting on nutrition and fistula management.

              Linda works on several committees within the health system to collaborate care with other departments. She often works with Clin 1 RNS in the STICU to promote nutrition topics and evaluate care.  She was recognized at the Shining Knight Gala three times for her care in progressing these patients. She is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician from the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Additionally, she was a VCU Employee of the Month for care provided over several months for a difficult Neurology patient.