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.
List the indications and contraindications for enteral and parenteral nutrition in specific disease states
List common nutritional deficiencies that can occur from GI losses due to various diseases
Develop strategies for nutrition support of patients with GI diseases
Discuss ethical issues related to nutrition support
MD, FACP, FACN, FACG, AGAF, CNSC, CPNS, FASPEN,
Director, Center for Human Nutrition; Medical Director, Intestinal Transplant; Professor of Medicine,
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH