ASPEN Self-Assessment Program

Self Assessment-General BannerAs a healthcare professional, you need to stay current in your field. New information and new research bring changes to the way you provide nutrition support. Regardless of your learning need, you’ll find ASPEN’s Self-Assessment Program a valuable resource — and you can earn CE credits!

The self-assessment is available exclusively online and is accessible 24/7. It is module-based, meaning you can work with ease in one content area or in many.

Especially if you’re planning to take a certification exam, this study tool shows you which content areas you should focus on for your exam preparation. The program includes a timed, two-hour 100-question practice test (also available separately) — test your knowledge so you can then purchase the specific modules you need! If it’s been a while since you took an exam, the practice test will also provide you valuable experience in a computerized test-taking environment.

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Module-based for ease of use!

Once you’ve decided on which areas you need to study, purchase the entire program or only the modules you need. Modules include:

  •  Fundamentals of Nutrition and Metabolism: basic metabolism and physiology that are the foundation of nutrition support
  •  Nutrition Assessment: requirements and risks as well as drug-nutrient interactions and how anatomy and physiology apply to nutrition assessment
  •  Parenteral Nutrition: when and how to use parenteral nutrition, including compounding, order writing, and monitoring
  •  Complications of Parenteral Nutrition: metabolic, mechanical, and infectious complications and how to cope with them
  •  Introduction to Enteral Nutrition: when and how to use enteral nutrition, and choosing/using appropriate formulas
  •  Enteral Nutrition Administration, Monitoring, and Clinical Issues: tube-feeding initiation, delivery, and monitoring for efficacy and complications
  •  Condition-Specific Nutrition Support: use of nutrition support in 16 specific conditions
  •  Considerations in Nutrition Support of the Pediatric Patient: an overview of enteral and parenteral nutrition in pediatrics, with specialized support issues by disease state
  •  Considerations in Nutrition Support of the Older Adult: an overview of the issues involved in using enteral and parenteral nutrition for older patients, including complications, ethics, and end-of-life issues
  •  Home Nutrition Support: patient issues such as indications and complications as well as related topics such as reimbursement, training/education for the patient and caregiver, and support organizations

Each module has 40–60 questions and includes a pre-test, syllabus, and post-test on the questions answered incorrectly. A timed, two- hour practice test of 100 random questions from all modules is included with purchase of the full program and it provides a great opportunity to become familiar with the test-taking environment. The practice test is also available separately. Test your current knowledge to discover where you can use additional studying and then purchase the appropriate modules. Learn more about how the program works.

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ASPEN Online Self-Assessment Program Modules 

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Course Goal and Target Audience 

ASPEN’s Self-Assessment online modules are designed to support multi-disciplinary health care professionals seeking to assess their knowledge of specialized nutrition and metabolic support both in clinical practice and research settings.  Committed to impacting patient wellness, ASPEN provides this interactive educational tool to enhance understanding of current evidence–based specialized nutrition and metabolic support.

Objectives

  • Identify areas of knowledge in specialized nutrition and metabolic support that require further study.
  • Develop and integrate analytical thinking skills to improve clinical practice.
  • Refine current clinical knowledge and practice to reflect recent advances in specialized nutrition support.
  • Develop skills in interpreting medical literature.
  • Increase proficiency in utilizing online resources and taking computerized examinations.

Successful Completion

To obtain credit for this course, attendees must complete an entire online module, attain a 60% correct score on the posttest and complete a program evaluation. 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 http://www.nutritioncare.org/Continuing_Education/Claim_CE_Credit/Continuing_Education_Credit/.     


ASPEN Self-Assessment Modules

I V.4 - Nutrition Assessment

IIA V.5 - Parenteral Nutrition

IIB V.5 - Complications of Parenteral Nutrition

IIIA V.5 - Introduction to Enteral Nutrition

IIIB V.5 - Enteral Nutrition Administration, Monitoring, and Clinical Issues

IV V.5 - Condition-Specific Nutrition Support

V V.5 - Considerations in Nutrition Support of the Pediatric Patient

VI V.4 - Considerations in Nutrition Support of the Older Adult

VII V.5 - Home Nutrition Support

VIII V.4 - Fundamentals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Note: V.5 after the module indicates the fifth version of the module (example, IIA V.5) and all fifth versions have been approved for CE credit for three years from the date of release. V.4 after the module indicates the fourth version of the module (example IV V.4) and all fourth versions have been approved for CE credit for three years from the date of release. V.3 after the module number indicates the third version of the module (example VIII V.3) and all have been approved for CE credit for three years from the date of release.   



Continuing Education Credit

Each Self-Assessment Module provides two hours of continuing education credit, see discipline-specific data.

Accreditation

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 each enduring activity/study module for a maximum of 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) per activity. Knowledge activities.

ASPEN designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM per activity/study module. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASPEN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 3970.

ACPE UANs: 

Module I V.4: 0216-0000-17-136-H04-P,

Module IIA V.5: JA0002345-0000-19-074-H04-P,

Module IIB V.5: JA0002345-0000-19-075-H04-P,

Module IIIA V.5: JA0002345-0000-19-076-H04-P,

Module IIIB V.5: JA0002345-0000-19-077-H04-P,

Module IV V.5: JA0002345-0000-20-096-H01-P,

Module V V.5: JA0002345-0000-20-097-H04-P,

Module VI V.4: 0216-0000-17-137-H04-P,

Module VII V.5: JA0002345-0000-20-098-H04-P,

Module VIII V.4: JA0002345-0000-20-099-H04-P.

Knowledge activities.

 

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Dietitians:
CDR ASPEN, Provider Number AM005, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive a maximum of 2 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of each module in this program. CDR level 2 / 3. Learners may post comments on this program on www.cdrnet.org.

 


 

Policies/Information

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. 

Release and Expiration Dates 

V.4 of Modules I, VI: Released September 12, 2017. Expires September 12, 2020.
V.4 of Module VIII released March 13, 2020. Expires March 13, 2023.
V.5 of Modules IIA, IIB, IIIA and IIIB: Released March 12, 2019. Expires March 12, 2022.
V.5 of Modules IV, V, VII: Released March 13, 2020. Expires March 13, 2023.

Computer requirements and technical support:  Tech support, 210-816-0077.
Minimum computer: Internet connection at 28.8kps or higher; browser: IE6+, Firefox 1+, Opera 8+, Netscape 8+; browser set to accept cookies, Java and Java Script enabled; Adobe Flash Player 7 and Adobe Reader 7+ + (free from Adobe’s website); screen resolution 800*600.

Refund Policy: Refunds are not available if you have accessed the module content. 

Grievances:  Grievances must be submitted in writing to Director of Education and Research at ASPEN. 8401 Colesville Road. Suite 510. Silver Spring, MD 20910.


Planning Committee/Faculty Commercial Relationships Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI) for V.5 revisions of modules IV, V, and VII and V.4 of module VIII during the time of module revision.

Nothing to disclose: Ada Lin, Alice White, Allison Beck, Amanda Gilhool, Amy Hurd, Andree Richardson, Anisha Chhibber, Ashley Prusakov, Caitlin Rohrmann, Christy Hummell, Elizabeth Mannon, Emily Kilgo, Erin Shepherd, Hannah Russell, Harlan Husted, Jenna Kelley, Jennifer Tomesko, Julie Geyer, Karen Beal, Katie Braun, Kelsey Johnson, Kimberly Freeman, Lacey Harter, Laura Gollins, Leslie Goudarzi, Liz Page, Lynn Kline, Margaret Buell, Marisa Mozer, Mary Alice White, Mary K Sharrett, Melissa Stabler, Molly Goggans, Naureen Sajwani, Olivia Phillips, Peter Lopez, Quintin Broussard, Raul Sanchez Leon, Rebecca Wehner, Ronelle Mitchell, Sarah J. Miller, Sarita Bajpai, Sonia Govil, Stephanie Davis, Stephanie Send, Susan Doyle, Tamara Gordon, Teresa D Puthoff, Teresa Shurley 

Disclosure and COI and Resolution 

Carole ThompsonBaxter, speaker, honorarium; One time event, no ongoing speaker relationship - this was a one time event. Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program. 
Andree Richardson Honorarium from Shire for consultant roleAny potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.Served more than one year on the committee and this relationship was over 12 months old during time on 2019 – 2020 committee. 


Planning Committee/Faculty Commercial Relationships Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI) for V.5 revisions of modules IIA, IIB, IIIA, and IIIB during the time of module revision

Nothing to disclose: Ada Lin, Allison Beck, Amanda Gilhool, Amy Hurd, Elizabeth Mannon, Hannah Russell, Harlan Husted, Jenna Kelley, Jennifer Tomesko, Julie Geyer, Katie Braun, Kimberly Freeman, Laura Gollins, Leslie Goudarzi, Lynn Kline, Marisa Mozer, Mary Alice White, Melissa Stabler, Molly Goggans, Naureen Saiwani, Peter Lopez, Quintin Broussard, Raul Sanchez Leon, Ronelle Mitchell, Sarah Miller, Sonia Govil, Stephanie Davis, Tamara Gordon, Teresa Shurley

Disclosure and COI and Resolution 

Mara Lee Beebe Honorarium/consultant fee from Nutricia Speaker's Bureau Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.
Andree Richardson Honorarium from Shire for consultant role Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.
 


Planning Committee/Faculty Commercial Relationships Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI) for V.4 revisions of modules I and VI during the time of module revision

Nothing to disclose: Allison Beck, Andrew Mays, Caitlin Rohrmann, Caroline Couper, Caylin Hughes, Corey Hawes, Denise Wax, Gregory Roberti, Harlan Husted, Jennifer Carvalho, Jennifer Tomesko, Julie Geyer, Kaitlyn Philipps, Katie Braun, Kelly Stapleton, Kristen Lach, Laura Gollins, Leah Hoffman, Lynn Kline, Melissa Stabler, Molly Goggans, Pak Hei Mak, Peter Lopez, Raul Sanchez Leon, Rebecca Knight, Stacey Roberts, Tamara Gordon, Teresa Shurley

Disclosures and COI Resolution

Mara Lee Beebe Honorarium/consultant fee from Nutricia Speaker's Bureau Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.