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.
Describe the factors associated with malnutrition in critical illness
Outline key points from the 2009 Society for Critical Care Medicine / ASPEN guidelines
Discuss implications of recent publications since the 2009 guidelines
Explain the differences in various types of medical literature to form clinical recommendations
Identify statistical techniques for incorporating literature evaluation in clinical decisions
Describe the difference between a p-value and confidence interval
PharmD, BCNSP, BCCCP, FASHP, FTSHP,
Nutrition Support Team Coordinator,
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Division of Pharmacy, Houston, TX