ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Handbook, 2nd Edition Course

Credits: 20
Course Expiration: August 25, 2022
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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This is the perfect course for anyone who works with enteral nutrition in the adult or pediatric population!

This course is based on the second edition of the A.S.P.E.N. Enteral Nutrition Handbook. The Handbook, published in 2019, is a comprehensive guide with up-to-date, specific information on how to safely and effectively care for adult and pediatric patients receiving enteral nutrition. The content of the book is aligned with A.S.P.E.N.’s evidence-based guidelines, core curriculum, practice recommendations, and standards. It has 11 chapters that cover all aspects of enteral nutrition care including nutrition assessment, patient selection, enteral formulas for adults and pediatric patients, enteral nutrition orders, preparation, labeling, and dispensing of enteral nutrition, administration and monitoring, complications, medication administration, and home enteral nutrition.

The book is an effective tool for clinicians, interns, and educators, providing practical, evidenced-based information to enhance both knowledge and practice. The case-study based CPE exam tests the reader’s understanding of the subject matter.

Course includes 1 certificate. Book NOT included. You can purchase the book here or from other sources. Under “Product Options”, simply choose “Additional Certificate” to purchase the CPE self-study program.

"This is an excellent resource for any and all dietitians working in acute care of long term care."
- Jamie Ritchie MS, RD, CSG, LDN
ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Handbook 2nd Edition Course, 2
"ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Handbook 2nd Edition Continuing Professional Education Course is an excellent resource for RDNs who are providing guidance and recommendations regarding enteral nutrition. Based on the latest research and evidence based practice for every stage of life from pediatrics to geriatrics, the handbook is easy to understand with a convenient and well organized index for quick reference."
- Cindy Frey, RD CSG
ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Handbook, 2nd edition Course

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

  1. Apply principles of nutrition assessment to patients receiving enteral nutrition.
  2. Justify decisions about whether individuals are candidates for enteral nutrition.
  3. Select enteral access devices that are appropriate for an individual.
  4. Prescribe enteral formulas for adult and pediatric patients.
  5. Appropriately monitor and evaluate patients receiving enteral nutrition.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate medication administration methods for patients receiving enteral nutrition.
  7. Manage the care of a patient receiving home enteral nutrition.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number:  15604  Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 2000 Science of Food and Nutrition
  • 3000 Nutrition Assessment
  • 4120 Life Cycle
  • 5000 Medical Nutrition Therapy

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical, and social sciences in practice.
  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
  • 10.2.4 Integrates foundational dietetics knowledge with critical appraisal of assessment data to diagnose nutrition problems (using problem-solving, etiology, signs and symptoms {PES statements}), which can be resolved or improved through treatment or nutrition intervention.
  • 10.2.9 In collaboration with the client and interdisciplinary team (including NDTRs), selects and implements current and evidence-based nutrition interventions and patient education.

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

Editors of the A.S.P.E.N. Pocket Guide to Enteral Nutrition:

Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN

Liesje Nieman Carney, RD, CSP, LDN

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS

Andrew Mays, PharmD, BCNSP, CNSP