Adult Malnutrition: A Comprehensive View of Diagnosis and Treatment Course

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Course Expires November 9, 2026
Credits: 19
Accreditations: CDR
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Earn 19 CPEs while learning all about adult malnutrition – from nutrition screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment to understanding etiologies and more! 

The required reading for this course, Adult Malnutrition: Diagnosis and Treatment reviews the risk factors and etiologies of malnutrition, as well as screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to aid healthcare professionals in the identification and successful care of individuals with this condition in a variety of settings. Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • How to identify malnutrition risks using validated nutrition screening tools.
  • How to conduct a nutrition-focused physical exam.
  • Review of risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
  • Treatments for malnutrition related to acute illness/injury, chronic illness, social/environmental circumstances, or starvation.
  • Challenges and potential solutions to malnutrition identification and treatment in healthcare settings.

A case-study-based CPE exam helps the reader apply the information to their specific work setting.

Course includes hard copy book, electronic test and 1 certificate with passing grade.

Already have the book? Under “Product Options” simply choose “CPE Test Only ” to purchase the CPE Self-Study Program.

After completion of this CPE program, participants will be able to:

    1. Use established benchmarking and best practices to inform practice related to the diagnosis and treatment of malnutrition in adults.
    2. Integrate new knowledge of adult malnutrition into practice.
    3. Conduct nutrition-focused physical examinations to determine nutritional status of clients.
    4. Perform calculations to determine nutritional requirements by identifying and utilizing patient appropriate formulas.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 179796    Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed

CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 7.4.7 Uses established benchmarking and best practices to inform practice.
  • 8.2.4 Integrates new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.
  • 10.2.5 Conducts nutrition-focused physical examinations to determine nutritional status of clients.
  • 10.2.7 Performs calculations to determine nutritional requirements by identifying and utilizing patient-appropriate formula.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 65 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Adult Malnutrition: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Disclaimer: The text associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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Every nutrition professional should take this course, as it is a comprehensive review of multiple aspects of adult nutrition! It is well referenced, covers a multitude of scenarios that are possible, and up to date with regards to practice.
- Adult Malnutrition: A Comprehensive View of Diagnosis and Treatment Course
B. Burgin Ross, MS, RDN

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