Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Parenteral Nutrition, 2nd Edition Course

Credits: 15
Course Expiration: November 15, 2022
Professional Approvals: CDR
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This is the perfect course for anyone who works with parenteral nutrition, or anyone who needs to brush up on their knowledge and skills!

This comprehensive and evidence-based course includes a concise pocket-sized reference for use in practice as well as a case study based course for applying your new found knowledge.

This continuing professional education self-study course is based on The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Parenteral Nutrition, 2nd edition, which was published in 2019. This evidence-based guide can be used as a valuable tool by members of the nutrition support team in hospitals, post-acute care facilities, and home settings. It is an appropriate reference for audiences that range from students to the advanced practitioner.

The book is an easy-to-understand, evidence-based guide for determining the need for parenteral nutrition, ordering nutrient solutions, monitoring patient response to therapy, and coordinating care with patients, caregivers, and other members of the healthcare team. Topics covered in the book include:

  • Practitioner indications for parenteral nutrition.
  • Information on vascular access, delivery systems and intravenous pumps.
  • A discussion of parenteral nutrients and formulations.
  • Initiation, advancement, and acute complications with parenteral nutrition.
  • Information on metabolic complications of long-term parenteral nutrition.
  • Delivery of parenteral nutrition in the home and at alternate sites.

This course uses a case-study based format to assess the reader’s knowledge and understanding of the content and their ability to apply it to clinical practice

Course includes hard copy book and 1 certificate.

Already have the book? Under “Product Options”, simply choose “Additional Certificate” to purchase the CPE self-study program.

"It's vital for professionals to know best practices. This CPE program provides comprehensive policies and procedures without the need to spend hours developing the manual. Plenty of useful forms and references."
- Linda S. Eck Mills, MBA, RDN, LDN, FADA
Policy & Procedure Manual: For Nutrition and Food Service in Healthcare Facilities, 2019 Course

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Categorize patients into those who are and are not candidates for PN.
  2. Distinguish between vascular access sites and delivery systems for PN.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the nutritional components and medications involved in formulating a PN prescription.
  4. Identify and manage complications of PN.
  5. Integrate principles of PN with delivery of PN in home care or alternate settings.

This course is intended for: RDNs

CDR Activity Number: 152015  Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 5000 Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • 5030 Home care
  • 5440 Enteral and parenteral nutrition support
  • 9020 Evaluation and application of research

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.
  • 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
  • 8.3.1 Maintains the knowledge and skill to manage a variety of disease states and clinical conditions.
  • 10.2.7 Prioritizes specific nutrition problems.

Note: Numerous other CDR Learning Need Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

Publication Information:

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Parenteral Nutrition, 2nd edition, is edited by Pam Charney, PhD, RD. Contributors and reviewers include dietitians and a pharmacist with expertise in the subject matter.