Piloting a Training Program in Computed Tomography Skeletal Muscle Assessment for Registered Dietitians

Identification: JPEN2208
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 08/31/2023
  • 1.00 - Dietitian
  • 1.00 - Nurse
  • 1.00 - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 - Physician
  • 1.00 - Other


Activity Instructions: Read the full article and take the exam by clicking the "CE Information" tab.

CE Credit: CE credit available for dietitians, nurses, pharmacists and physicians

Total Credit Hours: 1.0

Release Date: August 1, 2022

Expiration Date (all CE credit must be claimed by the expiration date): August 31, 2023

Issue: 6

Volume: 46

Journal: Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN)

Author (s):

Lisa Martin PhD, RD, Research Associate – Data Strategy; Cancer Research & Analytics, Cancer Care Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Alberta, Canada

Mei Tom RD, Director Nutrition Services – Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Carlota Basualdo‐Hammond RD, MSc, MPH, Executive Director Nutrition Services, Strategy, Standards and Practice; Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Vickie Baracos PhD, Professor and Alberta Cancer Foundation Chair in Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

Leah Gramlich MD, FRCP(C), Full Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Link to article: Link

Journal-based CE Activity Overall Goal:
The JPEN Editor, in concurrence with ASPEN’s Education and Professional Development Committee, selected this article to be offered for CE credit to fill an observed learning need in the arena of clinical nutrition and metabolism. This CE activity serves to promote the process of life-long learning for physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, and nurses by providing peer-reviewed journal articles that fully qualify for continuing education credits.

Goal and Target Audience:
This educational activity is directed toward clinical nutrition and metabolism professionals and others who wish to update their knowledge of clinical nutrition and metabolism. By participating in this educational activity, the reader may expect to:

  • Acquire knowledge in the area of clinical nutrition and metabolism research.
  • Update or confirm your understanding of appropriate clinical nutrition and metabolism practices.
  • Identify further learning needs as they relate to the subject matter.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the rationale for increased focus on the development of objective methods for measuring skeletal muscle mass in clinical practice
  2. Describe the knowledge and skills required to complete a computed tomography (CT) skeletal muscle assessment
  3. Explain the importance of completing a precision assessment
  4. Identify the acceptable precision error for CT skeletal muscle assessments completed by registered dietitians
  5. Discuss limitations and future considerations for using CT in clinical practice

Requirements for Successful Completion:

To obtain CE credit for this activity, attendees must read the journal article in its entirety, complete an online assessment for each article and achieve a score of 100%, and complete an online activity evaluation. All are located in ASPEN’s eLearning Center (www.nutritioncare.org/elearning). All CE credit must be claimed prior to the expiration date, no exceptions. Pharmacists must provide their birthday (MMDD) and NABP e-PID. Details are available at http://www.nutritioncare.org/Continuing_Education/Claim_CE_Credit/Continuing_Education_Credit/.

Accreditation Statement

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In support of improving patient care, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ASPEN designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM per article. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists: ASPEN designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hours/0.1 CEUs. ACPE UAN: JA0002345-0000-22-120-H04-P. Knowledge Activity.

Nurses: ASPEN designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 nursing contact hours. ASPEN is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP3970.

Dietitians: ASPEN designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 CPEU.

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This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


Non-Commercialism: ASPEN subscribes to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. ASPEN does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional materials. ASPEN does not endorse any products.

Computer Requirements and Technical Support: Participants will need a computer with internet connection to access the online assessment and evaluation for each journal article. If the journal article is read electronically, then the ability to read a PDF document is also necessary. Users should enable pop-ups if attempting to read article electronically. 

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Refund Policy: Refunds are not available.

Grievances: Grievances must be submitted in writing to Director of Education at ASPEN 8401 Colesville Road, Ste 510, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship has been received for this continuing education activity.

Commercial Relationships Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI) of Authors and Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors

The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies: Carlota Basualdo Hammond, Mei Tom

Leah Gramlich: Abbott, speaker/consultant; Baxter, speaker/consultant; Fresenius Kabi, speaker/consultant; Takeda, speaker/consultant

Vickie Baracos: Nestle, consultant; Pfizer, consultant

Lisa Martin: Pfizer, consultant

Among the JPEN Associate Editors, Lillian Harvey-Banchik, Lingtak-Neander Chan, Kenneth Christopher, Ronald Koretz, Ding-You Li, and Jean-Charles Preiser have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

ASPEN staff have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Russell Merritt: Abbott Labs, stockholder; Abbvie, stockholder; Johnson&Johnson, stockholder; Gesea, advisor, stockholder; Takeda, site PI; Alcresta, advisor. Manpreet Mundi: Fresenius Kabi, research grant; Nestle, research grant; Realfood Blends, research grant; Vectiv Bio, research grant; Baxter, advisory board; Zealand, emerging expert group. Marion Winkler: Takeda, member of Gattex SBS Multidisciplinary Care Team Advisory Board. JPEN Editor-in-Chief Kelly Tappenden: Biovectiv, consultant; Abbott Nutrition, speaker; Takeda, speaker; Nutricia, speaker; Baxter healthcare, consultant

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated via the journal peer review process.

Note: an ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. For specific examples of ineligible companies visit accme.org/standards.

Financial relationships are relevant if the following three conditions are met for the prospective person who will control content of the education:

  • A financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company.
  • The financial relationship existed during the past 24 months.
  • The content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship.



Credits: None available.