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 primary components of a nutrition assessment for a pediatric patient
Identify the different types of infant and pediatric formulas and their recommended uses
Define the nutrient needs of a pediatric patient receiving nutrition support
Identify the nutritional requirements of the neonate and indications for parenteral nutrition (PN)
Discuss neonatal requirements for macronutrients and micronutrients used in neonatal PN
Review key compounding challenges in neonatal PH
MS, RD, LDN, CNSC,
Pediatric Clinical Dietitian, Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition,
Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN,
Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director,
Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH