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Clinician’s Compendium to Nutrition Support Therapy

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The Clinician’s Compendium to Nutrition Support Therapy is an online nutrition support lecture series, and much more. The Compendium features key lectures provided by world renowned speakers who represent the multidisciplinary nature of nutrition support. The Compendium utilizes the latest technology and information for healthcare providers who need to learn, review or teach the essential elements of nutrition support therapy. Ideal for new and seasoned clinicians, educators and institutions alike, the Compendium is designed to teach the key components of nutrition support therapy. 


  • Easy-to-use online interface 
  • Audio and video lectures 
  • Interactive case studies 
  • “Test Your Knowledge” quizzes 
  • Faculty interviews 
  • Links to additional resources 


Topic Areas: 

  • Malnutrition 
  • Nutritional Requirements 
  • Parenteral Nutrition 
  • Enteral Nutrition 
  • Disease Specific Nutrition Support 
  • Critical Care Issues 
  • Nutritional Tidbits 

Click here for details on each component of the program.  



Tailoring the Compendium to meet your needs

Do you need a thorough training tool for students, interns or residents? Need to brush up on your nutrition support therapy skills? Are you a new practitioner? Are you preparing for certification exams? With forty-seven lectures divided into seven main categories, the Compendium can function in all of these roles and more.

You can customize the Compendium to meet a variety of learning and teaching needs. Here are some ideas: if you are training residents in enteral and parenteral nutrition you can use the two sections dedicated to both enteral and parenteral nutrition. If you are training nurses in the administration of nutrition support, there are lectures on IV access, line and tube placement, medication administration, and complications of both enteral and parenteral nutrition. If you are teaching a semester course in nutrition support or directing an internship or residency program with an emphasis in nutrition, the Compendium can be incorporated into any syllabus. Click here to view a sample learning program developed using the components in the Compendium.


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The Compendium is supported by an educational grant from Abbott Nutrition.



Continuing Education Information


CE Credit for the Clinician's Compendium to Nutrition Suppot Therapy expired September 1, 2011.  CE credit can no longer be claimed.  Those who complete any part of the program after Setpember 1, 2011 have the option to obtain documentation of program completion 


Original Release and Expiration Dates: September 1, 2007 - September 1, 2010
Renewed Release and Expiration Dates: September 1, 2010 - September 1, 2011

Estimated time to complete: 13.5 hours

Commercial Support 

This educational program is supported by an educational grant from Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Nutrition Division.

Target Audience 

This program is designed for physicians, dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists who are called upon to provide nutrition and metabolic support. Medical teaching institutions may provide this course as an instructional element on nutrition support therapy.

Statement of Program Need and Program Overview 

This compendium addresses the needs of clinicians who require fast access to clear, concise, evidence-based information on the issues involved in nutritional and metabolic support in a wide variety of patient situations. Through didactic presentations by expert faculty, case studies, and learning assessment questions, the participant is engaged in interactive, multimedia learning.

Learning Objectives 

Participants may expect to:

  • State the issues involved in adequately supporting the nutritional and metabolic needs of patients who have a wide variety of disease states and conditions.
  • Identify disease states and conditions in which current evidence shows improved patient outcomes by provision of targeted nutritional therapy.
  • Utilize tools and references to supplement and update your knowledge of nutrition support therapy.

Program Level 

This program has an intermediate difficulty level rating; assuming a general to thorough knowledge of the literature and clinical practice within the areas covered and geared toward enhancing knowledge of the theoretical basis for clinical practice. For these topics, there is a moderate to strong body of research evidence available or a consensus of expert opinion exists.

Previous Accreditation Statements 


Physicians:A.S.P.E.N. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

A.S.P.E.N. designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Dietitians:A.S.P.E.N., Provider AM005, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RD’s) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive a maximum of 13.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials. 

CDR program levels (1-2-3). Dietitians may post opinions about this program on CDR’s website. 


Pharmacists:A.S.P.E.N. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

ACPE UANs for the September 1, 2010 - September 1, 2011 program extension:
Part 1. 216-0000-10-80-H01-P for.2 CEU; Part 1. 216-000-10-81-H01-P for .1 CEU; Part 3. 216-0000-10-82-H01-P for .2 CEU; Part 4. 216-0000-10-83-H01-P for .15 CEU; Part 5. 216-000-07-116-H01 for .45 CEU; Part 6. 216-0000-10-85-H01-P for .1 CEU; Part 7. 216-0000-10-86-H01-P for .15 CEU.

ACPE UANs for the original release dated September 1, 2007 - September 1, 2010: Part 1. 216-000-07-112-H01 for .2 CEU; Part 2. 216-000-07-113-H01 for .1 CEU; Part 3. 216-000-07-1174-H01 for .2 CEU; Part 4. 216-000-07-115-H01 for .15 CEU; Part 5. 216-000-07-116-H01 for .45 CEU; Part 6. 216-000-07-117-H01 for .1 CEU; Part 7. 216-000-07-118-H01 for .15 CEU. 

Pharmacists will receive up to a maximum of 13.5 contact hours / 1.35 CEUs for this entire program. 

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Nurses:A.S.P.E.N. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

A.S.P.E.N. designates this program for a maximum of 13.5 contact hours. 

A.S.P.E.N. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 3970. Participation in this program does not qualify nurses to alter their scope of practice. 

Successful Completion 

  CE credit is no longer available.  Upon completion of a program part, the participant may complete a program evaluation and subsequently receive documentation of program completion.

Faculty and DisclosuresA.S.P.E.N. requires program faculty to disclose any commercial financial affiliations that have any real or apparent relationship to the content of their presentations and materials. A.S.P.E.N. has determined that this faculty has no financial relationships with any commercial entity that would create a conflict of interest with the topics of this program. 



Apovian, Caroline, MD 

Marian, Mary, MS RD 

Barrocas, Albert, MD FACS 

Martindale, Robert G, MD, PhD 

Bistrian, Bruce R, MD, PhD 

Matarese, Laura E, MS, RD, LDN, FADA, CNSD 

Canada, Todd W, PharmD, BCNSP 

McClave, Stephen A, MD 

Cresci, Gail, MS, RD, CNSD, LD 

Mirtallo, Jay M, MS, BCNSP, FASHP 

Delegge, Mark H, MD, FACG, CNSP, AGAF 

Russell, Mary K, MS, RD, LDN, CNSD 

Dudrick, Stanley, MD 

Saltzman, Edward, MD 

Frankenfield, David C, RD, CNSD 

Schwartz, Denise B, MS, RD, FADA, CNSD 

Fuhrman, M. Patricia, MS, RD, LD, FADA, CNSD 

Scolapio, James S, MD, CNSP 

Gottschlich, Michele, PhD, RD, CNSD 

Seidner, Douglas L, MD, CNSP 

Hasse, Jeanette, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, CNSD 

Shikora, Scott A, MD 

Herrmann, Virginia M, MD, CNSP 

Steiger, Ezra, MD, FACS, CNSP 

Heymsfield, Steven B, MD 

Vanek, Vincent W, MD, FACS, CNSP 

Holcombe, Beverly J, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP 

Wagner, Beth A, MSN, CRNP 

Ireton-Jones, Carol, PhD, RD, LD, CNSD, FACN 

Wasserman, Peter J, MA, RD, CDN 

Jensen, Gordon L, MD, PhD 

Winkler, Marion F, MS, RD, LDN, CNSD 

Kudsk, Kenneth A, MD, FACS, FCCM 

Wooley, Jennifer A, MS, RD, CNSD 

Lord, Linda M, NP, MSN, CNSN 

Ziegler, Thomas R. MD 

Malone, Ainsley M, MS, RD, LD, CNSD 


Planning Committee DisclosuresThe 2005-2006 A.S.P.E.N. Education & Professional Development Committee members who were involved with the planning of the Clinician’s Compendium to Nutrition Support Therapy have no financial relationships with any commercial entity that would create a conflict of interest with the topics of this program: Todd Mattox, PharmD BCNSP; Mark R. Corkins, MD; Theresa Han-Markey, MS RD; Charles M. Mueller, PhD RD CNSD; Jane Takagi, PharmD; Patricia Worthington, MSN RN. 

The 2009-2010 A.S.P.E.N. Education and Professional Development Committee members who participated in the review/evaluation of this program for the one year extension include:  Sunitha Zechariah RD, LD, CNSD; Ainsley Malone MS, RD, LD, CNSD; Jane Forde PharmD; Deborah Andris MSN, APNP; Marsha Stieber MSA, RD, CNSC; Anne Tucker PharmD, BCNSP; Peter Wasserman MA, RD, CDN; Jessica Monzcka RD, LDN, CNSD.  None of these committee members have any financial relationships to disclose.  


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Grievances should be addressed in writing to: Program Director for Education, A.S.P.E.N. 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 412, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Non-Commercialism: A.S.P.E.N. supports the 2004 ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, and will not provide program content that constitutes advertisement or includes promotional materials.

A.S.P.E.N. does not endorse any products.

Discussion of the off-label use of products will be disclosed for A.S.P.E.N. programs when relevant.
Refunds are not available if you have accessed the program content.


Hardware/Software Requirements 


  • Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
  • 128MB of RAM
  • Audio Capability


  • PowerPC® G3 500MHz or faster processor
  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • 128MB of RAM
  • Audio Capability

Internet Connection: 

  • Broadband connection (cable, DSL, etc.)


  • WINDOWS: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 1.5, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later
  • MAC: Firefox or later, Opera 6, Safari 2.x or later
  • browser set to accept cookies
  • Java and Java Script enabled
  • Adobe Flash Player 9 and Adobe Reader 7+ + (free from Adobe’s website)
  • screen resolution 1024 x 768.
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