A.S.P.E.N. Self-Assessment Program

As a healthcare professional, you need to stay current in your field. New information and new research bring changes to the way you provide specialized nutrition support. Regardless of your learning need, you’ll find A.S.P.E.N.’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
  •  Nutritional Assessment: requirements and risks as well as drug-nutrient interactions and how anatomy and physiology apply to nutritional 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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Educational Information 

A.S.P.E.N Online Self-Assessment Program Modules 

Course Goal and Target Audience 

A.S.P.E.N.’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, A.S.P.E.N. 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 post test and complete a program evaluation.


A.S.P.E.N. Self-Assessment Modules

I V.3 - Nutritional Assessment

IIA V.4 - Parenteral Nutrition

IIB V.4 - Complications of Parenteral Nutrition

IIIA V.4 - Introduction to Enteral Nutrition

IIIB V.4 - Enteral Nutrition Administration, Monitoring, and Clinical Issues

IV V.3 - Condition-Specific Nutrition Support

V V.3 - Considerations in Nutrition Support of the Pediatric Patient

VI V.3 - Considerations in Nutrition Support of the Older Adult

VII V.3- Home Nutrition Support

VIII V.2 - Fundamentals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Note: V.4 after the module indicates the fourth version of the module (example IIA V.4) and all fourth versions have been approved for CE credit for three years from the date of release. V.3 and V.2 after the module number indicates the third and second version of the module (example I V.3 and VIII V.2) 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

A.S.P.E.N. is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

A.S.P.E.N. designates each enduring activity/study module for a maximum of 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) per activity. Knowledge activities.

A.S.P.E.N. 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.

ACPE UANs: Module I V.3: 0216-0000-14-124-H01-P, Module IIA V.4: 0216-0000-16-078-H01-P, Module IIB V.4: 0216-0000-16-079-H01-P, Module IIIA V.4: 0216-0000-16-080-H01-P, Module IIIB V.4: 0216-0000-16-081-H01-P, Module IV V.3: 216-0000-14-074-H01-P, Module V V.3: 0216-0000-14-075-H01-P, Module VI V.3: 0216-0000-14-125-H01-P, Module VII V.3: 216-0000-14-076-H01-P, Module VIII V.2: 0216-0000-14-077-H01-P. Knowledge activities.

A.S.P.E.N. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 3970.

CDR Joint Accreditation B&W

Dietitians: CDR A.S.P.E.N., 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 / materials. CDR level 2 / 3. Dietitians may post comments on this program on www.cdrnet.org.


Policies/Information

Non-Commercialism:  A.S.P.E.N. subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, as adopted in 2004.  A.S.P.E.N. does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional materials.  A.S.P.E.N. does not endorse any products. 

Release and Expiration Dates 

V.3 of Modules I, VI: Released September 12, 2014. Expires September 12, 2017.
V.2 of Module VIII released March 13, 2014. Expires March 13, 2017.
V.4 of Modules IIA, IIB, IIIA and IIIB: Released March 11, 2016. Expires March 11, 2019
V.3 of Modules IV, V, VII: Released March 13, 2014. Expires March 13, 2017.

Computer requirements and technical support:  Tech support, 210-530-2700.
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 A.S.P.E.N. 8630 Fenton Street. Suite 412. Silver Spring, MD 20910.


Planning Committee/Faculty Commercial Relationships Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI) for V.4 revisions of modules IIA, IIB, IIIA, and IIIB during the time of module revision

Nothing to disclose: Allison Beck, Patricia Brown, Dora Burkitt, Nancy Campalans, Stephanie Dobak, Lori Duesing, Lindsay Frank, Julie Geyer, Stephanie Hall, Elizabeth Hamilton, Amy Hood Shultz, Theresa Johnston, Kelly Kao, Salisa Lewis, Mei-Ling Lu, Andrew Mays, Laura Oltmann, Grace Phelan, Amy Quinn, Kelly Roehl, Katie Schwartz, Melissa Stabler, Colene Stoernell, Jennifer Tomesko, Heather Vaule Evans, Denise Wax, Clarisa Webster, Daniel Dante Yeh,

Disclosure and COI and Resolution 

Carol Ireton-Jones  Coram Specialty Infusion – consultant, received honoraria Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program .
Karrie Derenski Abbottt – speaker, received honoraria 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.3 revisions of modules IV, V, VII and V.2 Revisions of VIII during the time of module revision

Nothing to disclose: Allison Beck, Sydney Brackett, Lori Duesing, Lindsay Frank, Brandy Fuller, Linda Hall, Anita Nucci, Amy Hood, Grace Phelan, Theresa Johnston, Janet Chung, Rupa Laskhmikanthan, Emily LaRose, Edward Lozano, Steven Plogsted, Kelly Roehl, Melissa Stabler, Joel Rush, Jessica LaForce, Meredith Sobel, Marsha Stieber, Evelyn Tsui, Lacey Lyons, Wing Yan Ng, Anne Tucker, Coleen Liscano, Kristen Rhoda, Sarah Vermilyea 

Disclosures and COI and Resolution
 
April Jackson Walgreens Home Infusion, employment Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.
Mandi Knowles Abbott Nutrition Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.
Suzanne Tapp Employee, Option One, Infusion Personalized Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.
Kelly Corkins Spouse in consultant and speaker for Nestle Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.
Joel Lim Speaker for Nutrition, honoraria Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.
Kristen Marquez Professional Nutrition Therapists, Consulting Dietitian 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.3 of modules I and VI during the time of module revision

Nothing to disclose: Allison Beck, Sydney Brackett, Lori Duesing, Lindsay Frank, Brandy Fuller, Linda Hall, Anita Nucci, Amy Hood Shultz, Grace Phelan, Theresa Johnston, Janet Chung, Rupa Laskhmikanthan, Emily LaRose, Edward Lozano, Steven Plogsted, Kelly Roehl, Melissa Stabler, Joel Rush, Jessica LaForce, Meredith Sobel, Marsha Stieber, Evelyn Tsui, Lacey Lyons, Wing Yan Ng, Anne Tucker, Coleen Liscano, Kristen Rhoda, Sarah Vermilyea, Patricia Brown, Dora Burkitt, Nancy Campalans, Stephanie Hall,  Harlan Husted, Mei-Ling Lu, Andrew Mays, Laura Oltman, Kirsten Shell, Heather Vaule Evans, Daniel Dante Yeh

Disclosures and COI Resolution

April Jackson Walgreens Home Infusion, employment Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.
Mandi Knowles Abbott Nutrition Advisory board, honoraria Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.
Suzanne Tapp Employee, Option One, Infusion Personalized Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.
Kelly Corkins Spouse is consultant and speaker for Nestle Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.
Joel Lim Speaker for Nutrition, honoraria Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.
Kristen Marquez Professional Nutrition Therapists, Consulting Dietitian Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.
Carol Ireton-Jones Consultant, Coram, honoraria Any potential COI resolved via the peer review process and/or exclusion from participation in topic specific components of the program.