Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam for Adults: An Illustrated Handbook, Second Edition

Aug 31, 2021 7:00am ‐ Aug 31, 2024 7:00am

Identification: NFPE2021

Credits: None available.

Title: Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam for Adults: An Illustrated Handbook, Second Edition

CE Credit: CE credit available for dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, and physicians
Total Credit Hours: 2.5
Release Date: August 31, 2021
Expiration Date (all CE credit must be claimed by the expiration date):August 31, 2024

Authors and Editor (s):
Cynthia Hamilton, MS, RD, LD, FAND, Senior Director, Nutrition, Center for Human Nutrition Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Peggy Hipskind, MA, RD, LD, Lead Dietitian, Inpatient Nutrition Therapy, Center for Human Nutrition Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Marianne Galang, RD, CSO, LD, API, Clinical Dietitian, Center for Human Nutrition Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Andrea Jevenn, Med, RD, CNSC, LD, Lead Dietitian – Nutrition Support Team; Program Director – Dietitians in Nutrition Support Advanced Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease and Surgical Institute
Center for Human Nutrition, Nutrition Support Team, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Cassandra Pogatschnik RD, LD, CNSC, Clinician/ Advanced Practice I Dietitian, Home Nutrition Support Clinician, Nutrition Support Clinician, Center for Gut Rehabilitation and Transplantation, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

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A practical and easy-to-use reference, the Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam for Adults: An Illustrated Handbook, Second Edition assists clinicians in discerning the presence and degree of malnutrition. It includes pictorial representations of various stages of muscle and fat depletion (normal–mild–moderate–severe), vitamin and mineral losses, and fluid balance along with techniques and tips for thorough nutrition-focused physical examination and describes markers of inflammation and fluid status. CE credit may be earned through a thorough reading of the book and successful completion of a post assessment.

If you would like to purchase the book, please visit the ASPEN website.  

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 as applied to the nutrition assessment and diagnosis of malnutrition.
  • Update or confirm their understanding of valid and reliable tools to conduct a nutrition-focused physical exam.
  • Identify further learning needs as they relate to the subject matter.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Select proper techniques and tools to conduct a nutrition-focused physical exam.
  2. Recognize markers of inflammation to more accurately use ASPEN-AND characteristics to identify malnutrition.
  3. Identify different states of altered fluid status to improve clinical practice.
  4. Refine current clinical knowledge to reflect up-to-date advances in evaluating muscle and fat loss in adult patients.
  5. Identify aspects of a physical assessment to evaluate for the presence of micronutrient abnormalities.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
To obtain CE credit for this activity, attendees must read the book in its entirety, complete an online assessment and achieve a score of 100%, and complete an online activity evaluation. All are located in ASPEN’s eLearning Center ( All CE credit must be claimed prior to the expiration date, no exceptions. Dietitians and other CDR credentialed practitioners must also complete and retain a copy of the CDR issued Critical Thinking Self-Study Evaluation Tool. Pharmacists must provide their birthday (MMDD) and NABP e-PID. Details are available at

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 enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 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 enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 contact hours/0.25 CEUs. ACPE UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-123-H04-P. Knowledge Activity.

Nurses: ASPEN designates this enduring material for 2.5 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 enduring material for 2.5 CPEUs.

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This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 2.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Non-Commercialism: ASPEN subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. 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.

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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
Among the authors, Cynthia Hamilton, Peggy Hipskind, Marianne Galang, Andrea Jevenn, Cassandra Pogatschnik have nothing to disclose.

Among the reviewers, Vicky Pehling, Sandra Mayol-Kreiser. Claudia Maza, Mireille Hamdan, Monica Agarwal, Leah Hoffman, Jaime Avila, Kelly Corkins, Leslie Goudarzi, Juvy Martillos have nothing to disclose.

ASPEN staff have nothing to disclose.