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NSFC2-2021 - Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course - Part 2 (NSFC2-2021)

‐ Mar 20, 2021 12:00pm

ASPEN’s Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course (NSFC) provides a comprehensive overview of nutrition support therapy. 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. 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 a certification examination or seeking additional professional growth in nutrition support, recognizing these knowledge gaps allows you to use your professional development time and energy more effectively. Don’t miss this invaluable nutrition support–focused course!

This eight-hour course will be divided into two parts, half offered on March 19 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM ET and and half on March 20 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET.


Critical Care and Statistics
Beth Taylor, DCN, RDN-AP, CNSC, FCCM, Research Scientist, Nutrition Support Specialist, Department of Research for Patient Care Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

GI Physiology and Ethics
Donald Kirby, 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

Assessment of Nutrient Deficiencies
Mary Marian, DCN, RDN, CSO, FAND, Assistant Professor of Practice; Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Enteral Nutrition (EN) and Parenteral Nutrition (PN) Access
Neil Ead, MSN, CPNP, CNSC, Nurse Practitioner, University Surgical Associates; Chair, ASPEN Nutrition Support Nursing Section, Providence, RI

Brandee Grenda, MBA, RD, LDN, CNSC, CLC, CPT, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Sodexo at Sinai Chicago, Chicago, IL

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This course includes pediatric content.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess personal knowledge of nutrition support and identify areas requiring further study for the NSFC examination or other professional growth
  • Review core nutrition support topics including nutrient deficiencies, pediatric nutrition support, parenteral and enteral nutrition, and fluids and electrolytes
  • Highlight specialty areas of nutrition support such as home care, critical care, ethics, statistics, and gastrointestinal disorders