ASPEN’s Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course (NSFC) provides a comprehensive overview of nutrition support therapy. The course can be used as a tool for helping you identify personal knowledge gaps to further identify future areas of learning. Whether you are preparing for the certification examinations or seeking additional professional growth in nutrition support, recognizing these knowledge gaps allows you to use your professional development time and energy more effectively.
In addition to providing a thorough review of core nutrition support topics such as nutrition assessment and nutrient deficiencies, parenteral nutrition, enteral nutrition, fluids and electrolytes, and pediatrics, the NSFC will also include specialty areas of nutrition support such as home care, critical care, gastrointestinal disorders, ethics, and statistics.
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Identify signs and symptoms of potential nutrient deficiencies
Discuss potential etiologies of nutrient deficiencies
Determine the best method for measuring nutrient status
Define the etiology approach to malnutrition assessment and the consensus derived diagnostic characteristics
Describe application of the diagnostic malnutrition characteristics
MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN,
Nutrition Support Dietitian,
Mt. Carmel Grove City Hospital, Grove City, OH
RN, CRNI, CNSC, VA-BC,
Senior Clinical Infusion Nurse,
Cleveland Clinic Home Care Service, Independence, OH