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Nutrition Focused Physical Exam Course

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Course Expires May 31, 2024
Credits: 8
Accreditations: CDR, CBDCE
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Learn to implement new knowledge and skills related to nutrition focused physical exam (NFPE) with this case-based self study course!

After carefully reviewing the required reading and the components of the Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE) as described in the course module, you will be presented with four case studies. Each case study includes multiple exam questions which require the ability to practice implementation of the NFPE process.

While this module does not require hands on assessment, it is advisable to practice with a fellow health care professional to help establish competency in NFPE.

Note: This hard copy book is a pocket guide so the text font size may be small.

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.

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

  1. Integrate new knowledge and skills related to nutrition focused physical exam (NFPE) into practice.
  2. Integrate new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions identified by NFPE into practice.
  3. Conduct nutrition focused physical examinations to determine nutritional status of clients.
  4. Analyze and synthesize assessment data and findings to establish nutrition diagnosis.

This course is intended for: RDNs and CDCESs

CDR Activity Number: 168178  Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 1.1.5 Integrates new knowledge and skills into 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.
  • 10.2.14 Analyzes and synthesizes assessment data and findings to establish nutrition diagnosis.

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 45 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Nutrition Focused Physical Exam Pocket Guide, Third Edition edited by Beth Mordarski, RDN, LD

The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles which they will apply 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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This is a great CPE program with realistic and appropriate case studies! A practitioner using this course will gain a much better understanding of putting the pieces together and accurately diagnosing malnutrition status.
- Nutrition Focused Physical Exam Course
Lori Stevens, RD, LDN
The self study course provides a detailed overview of the NFPE for a new or seasoned RDN. Specific updates on the NFPE are outlined within the course material and a series of challenging case studies are utilized to assist the participant in applying the information learned.
- Nutrition Focused Physical Exam Course
Stacey Phillips, MS, RD

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