Essential Pocket Guide for Clinical Nutrition, 2nd Edition Course

Credits: 20
Course Expiration: April 9, 2021
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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This comprehensive and evidence-based course includes a concise pocket-sized reference that healthcare professionals can tailor to their practice.

The Nutrition Assessment- Diagnosis-Intervention-Monitoring and Evaluation (ADIME) format for a synopsis of all major nutritionally relevant diseases is included in each chapter. A simple nutrition diagnosis statement in the Problem-Etiology-Signs and Symptoms (PES) format is also included. The guide is compact and the disease sections are color coded for easy content searching.

Each chapter includes the latest research including blank pages for additional notes. Part 1 of the guide addresses nutrition assessment, life stage assessment and nutrition support and chapters in part 2 discuss the major nutritionally relevant diseases. The appendices are useful references on food and drug interactions, laboratory assessments and herb and dietary supplements.

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"This pocket guide covers such an expanse of medical conditions that it can be used by any RDN in numerous settings. It provides a very inclusive quick guide to medical and nutrition information and calculations. The ADIME examples can assist the practitioner in organizing their plan of care."
- Joanne M. Genest, RD, CSG, Consultant Dietitian, Midlothian, VA

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

  1. Apply the Nutrition Care Process (NCP).
  2. Identify nutrition considerations of specific diseases.
  3. Integrate medical nutrition therapy (MNT) into nutrition management throughout the life cycle including pregnancy and pediatrics.
  4. Define the physiologic changes in aging as well as the nutrition implications.
  5. Identify methods for calculating enteral and/or parenteral formulas.
  6. Implement effective MNT and healthy eating interventions for individuals following bariatric surgery.
  7. Describe appropriate nutrition interventions for individuals with cancer to cope with their symptoms and treatment side effects.
  8. Delineate MNT strategies for the management of cardiovascular disease, from managing hypertension to disease complications.
  9. Implement the American Diabetes Association recommendations for MNT for individuals with diabetes.
  10. Employ the NCP using the assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation process (ADIME) for individuals with gastrointestinal disease.
  11. Determine appropriate dietary interventions for individuals with hepatobiliary disease.
  12. Integrate the National Kidney Foundation Guidelines into practice for stages 1-4 chronic kidney disease.
  13. Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of nutrition assessment and education for treating individuals with pulmonary disease.

CDR Level: II

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 3000 Nutrition Assessment
  • 5090 Assessment Methodology
  • 5000 Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • 5410 Clinical Protocols, Clinical Guidelines

Additional Learning Needs Codes that may apply (including but not limited to): 3020,5090, 5100, 5070, 5150, 5160, 5220, 5230, 5240, 5280, 5330, 5340

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based comparative standards for determining nutritional needs.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 8.3.7 Integrates new knowledge and skills into practice.
  • 12.4.6 Applies and integrates the nutrition care process to meet the complex needs of the target population.

Additional Performance Indicators may apply (including but not limited to): 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 10.2.1, 10.2.4, 10.2.7

Additional Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

Mary Width, MS, RD is the Director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Food Science and the Course Director, Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Tonia Reinhard, MS, RD, FAND is the Senior Lecturer, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Course Director Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.