Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course

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NSFC 2021 CalloutThe Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course is a multiple part program that provides an overview of nutrition support therapy. Course topics include malnutrition, pediatric and neonatal nutrition, parenteral and enteral nutrition, acid base, and more for a complete and comprehensive overview of nutrition support. This course is an excellent tool to identify personal knowledge gaps, guide future areas of learning, and prepare for certification exams. Plus, earn valuable CE credits (CE credit available for live sessions only)! 

The course is available in several formats:

Live online course that takes place during the summer 

Live in-person course offered as a pre-conference course during the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference

Session recordings can be purchased at any time on the ASPEN eLearning Center (CE credit is not available for session recordings)

REGISTER NOW FOR 2021 SUMMER COURSE

2021 Summer Course Overview

Please note the dates and times for each individual session as they may vary from week to week.  All time zones are U.S. Eastern Time.

Wednesday, July 21 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Nutrient Deficiencies
Malnutrition Assessment
Thursday, July 29 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET EN and PN Access
Thursday, August 5 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET Fluids & Electrolytes
Thursday, August 12 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET Critical Care
Statistics
Thursday, August 19 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET PN and Home PN
Thursday, August 26 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Acid Base
Monday, August 30 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET EN and Home EN
Thursday, September 2 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET GI Disorders
Ethics
Tuesday, September 7 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Neonatal Nutrition Support 
Friday, September 10 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Pediatric Nutrition Support

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Learning Objectives

  1. Assess personal knowledge of nutrition support and identify areas requiring further study for the nutrition support specialty certification examination or other professional growth.
  2. Review core nutrition support topics including GI disorders, nutrition assessment, parenteral nutrition, and enteral nutrition.
  3. Highlight specialty areas of nutrition support such as pediatric nutrition support, home care, critical care, and fluids and electrolytes.

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Course Dates, Topics, and Faculty

Please note the dates and times for each individual session, as they may vary from week to week depending on faculty availability.

Nutrient Deficiencies and Malnutrition Assessment
Wednesday, July 21
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET (2.0 Hours)
TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

Nutrient Deficiencies 

  1. Identify signs and symptoms of potential nutrient deficiencies
  2. Discuss potential etiologies of nutrient deficiencies
  3. Determine the best method for measuring nutrient status
Mary Marian, DCN, RDN, CSO, FAND
Assistant Professor of Practice; Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Malnutrition Assessment

  1. Define the etiology approach to malnutrition assessment and the consensus derived diagnostic characteristics
  2. Describe application of the diagnostic malnutrition characteristics
Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN
Clinical Practice Specialist, ASPEN; Nutrition Support Dietitian, Mt. Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH 
Moderator: ASPEN Staff 
CE Credit: 2 hours
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-124-L04-P  

Enteral Nutrition (EN) and Parenteral (PN) Access
Thursday, July 29
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

EN and PN Access

  1. Differentiate enteral and parenteral access routes and devices
  2. Identify key factors of access device selection
  3. Recognize, prevent and treat access device complications 
Neil Ead, MSN, CPNP, CNSC
Nurse Practitioner, University Surgical Associates; Chair, ASPEN Nutrition Support Nursing Section, Providence, RI

Moderator: Brandee Grenda, MBA, RD, LDN, CNSC, CLC, CPT-CES, Clinical Nutrition Manager III, Sodexo at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL  
CE Credit: 1.5 hours 
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-125-L04-P

Fluids and Electrolytes
Thursday, August 5
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

Fluids and Electrolytes

  1. Assess fluid and electrolyte needs of a patient
  2. Develop a therapeutic plan for fluid and electrolyte requirements
  3. Prevent and manage complications of fluid and electrolyte abnormalities
    Anne Tucker, PharmD, BCNSP
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Critical Care / Nutrition Support, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 
    Moderator: Sara Glanz, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Corporate Dietitian, Dietitians On Demand, Bowling Green, KY  
    CE Credit: 1.5 hours 
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-126-L04-P
     

    Critical Care and Statistics
    Thursday, August 12
    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

    Critical Care

    1. Describe the factors associated with malnutrition in critical illness
    2. Outline key points from the 2016 Society for Critical Care Medicine/ASPEN guidelines 
    3. Discuss implications of recent publications since the 2016 guidelines

    Statistics

    1. Explain the differences in various types of medical literature to form clinical recommendations  
    2. Identify statistical techniques for incorporating literature evaluation in clinical decisions  
    3. Describe the difference between a p-value and confidence interval 
    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 

    Moderator: Brandee Grenda, MBA, RD, LDN, CNSC, CLC, CPT-CES, Clinical Nutrition Manager III, Sodexo at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
    CE Credit: 1.5 hours
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-127-L04-P

    Parenteral Nutrition (PN) and Home PN
    Thursday, August 19
    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

    PN and Home PN

    1. Identify current indications for parenteral nutrition
    2. Discuss parenteral formula and admixture design
    3. Evaluate components of parenteral nutrition monitoring and management
    4. Identify key safe practice issues related to parenteral nutrition
    Phil Ayers, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP
    Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Department of Pharmacy, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, MS
    Moderator: Andrew Mays, PharmD, BCNSP, CNSC, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist -  Nutrition Support, University of Mississippi Medical Center; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Jackson, MS 
    CE Credit: 1.5 hours
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-128-L04-P 

    Acid-Base
    Thursday, August 26
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET (1.0 hours)
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

    Acid-Base

    1. Diagnose major acid-base derangements  
    2. Recognize compensatory mechanisms for acid-base derangements 
    3. Describe the roles of buffers in acid-base balance

      Anne Tucker, PharmD, BCNSP 
      Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care/Nutrition Support, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 

      Moderator: Jennifer Lester, MS, RD, CSP, CSPCC, LDN, CNSC, Senior Pediatric Dietitian IV, Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE 
      CE Credit: 1 hour 
      UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-129-L04-P 

      Enteral Nutrition (EN) and Home EN
      Monday, August 30
      3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
      TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

      EN and Home EN 

      1. Identify appropriate candidates for enteral nutrition support
      2. Create an enteral nutrition support therapy plan incorporating safe practices and evidence based research for inpatients and outpatients
      3. Describe enteral nutrition support therapy complications, prevention, and potential treatment
      4. Summarize methods for patient education 
      Lisa Epp, RDN, CNSC, LD
      Advance Practice I Dietitian, Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; Assistant Professor of Nutrition, College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 
      Moderator: Laura Gearman MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Clinical Nutrition Manager, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN 
      CE Credit: 1.5 hours
      UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-130-L04-P

      Gastrointestinal (GI) Disorders & Ethics
      Thursday, September 2
      3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
      TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

      GI Disorders 

      1. List the indications and contraindications for enteral and parenteral nutrition in specific disease states
      2. List common nutritional deficiencies that can occur from GI losses due to various diseases
      3. Develop strategies for nutrition support of patients with GI diseases

      Ethics

      1. Discuss ethical issues related to nutrition support
      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

      Moderator: Sara Glanz, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Corporate Dietitian, Dietitians On Demand, Bowling Green, KY
      CE Credit: 1.5 hours
      UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-131-L04-P 

      Neonatal Nutrition Support
      Tuesday, September 7
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET (1.0 Hour) 
      TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY
      Neonatal Nutrition Support  
      1. Identify the nutritional requirements of the neonate and indications for parenteral nutrition (PN)
      2. Discuss neonatal requirements for macronutrients and micronutrients used in neonatal PN  
      3. List key compounding challenges in neonatal PN
      4. Evaluate the role of human milk as the source of optimal enteral nutrition in the neonate
      Mary Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN

      Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH

      Moderator: Jessica Monczka, RD, CNSC, Regional Nutrition Manager - Option Care Health, Englewood, CO
      CE Credit: 1 hour
      UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-132-L04-P 

      Pediatric Nutrition Support
      Friday, September 10
      3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET (1.0 Hour)
      TOPICS & OBJECTIVES FACULTY

      Pediatrics 

      1. List the primary components of a nutrition assessment for a pediatric patient
      2. Identify the different types of infant and pediatric formulas and their recommended uses
      3. Define the nutrient needs of a pediatric patient receiving nutrition support
      4. Identify indications for parenteral and enteral nutrition support

      Elizabeth Bobo, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC  
      Pediatric Clinical Dietitian, Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

      Moderator: Laura Gearman MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Clinical Nutrition Manager, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN   
      CE Credit: 1 hour
      UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-133-L04-P 

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      CE Credit & Recordings

      • CE credit cannot be claimed for missed webinars. In order to claim CE credit, you must attend the original live webinar broadcast at the scheduled time.
      • CE Credit is calculated on a per webinar attended basis. If you miss a webinar, you can still receive CE credit for other webinars/sessions attended.
      • Registration includes access to recordings of all sessions. Recordings will be accessible in the eLearning Center.
      • Please note: Recordings will be provided assuming ASPEN receives permission from the speakers. If a speaker does not grant ASPEN permission to post the recording of their presentation, then the recording of that presentation will not be accessible after the end of the webinar.


      Pricing Information

      Individual Registration Early-bird (by July 14) Standard (July 15 and after)
      ASPEN Member      $245.00      $265.00
      Non-Member $345.00 $365.00
      REGISTER HERE


      Cancellation/Refund Policy

      All cancellation requests must be sent to the ASPEN national office by email or fax (301-587-2365) on or before the Thursday before the start of the program (July 15, 2021). Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Refunds will be issued less a $50.00 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received via email or fax after the Thursday before the start of the program (July 15, 2021). Substitutions will be accepted until the day before the start of the program (July 20, 2021).


      Frequently Asked Questions 

      Click here for answers to the most common program questions. If you are unable to participate in this multi-week webinar program, please consider some of the other study resources that won’t require you to be on the computer at a certain time. Recordings of the course will be available for purchase after the entire course has concluded. Please note CE credit is not available for the course recordings – only the live webinars are accredited.

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      System Requirements

        • Computer with internet connection
        • Windows or MAC OS
        • Supported Browsers: Firefox 52+, Chrome 58+, Safari 10+, Microsoft Edge 14+, Internet Explorer 11+
        • Internet Explorer 11+ requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash plugin 
        • Javascript & Cookies enabled
        • Recommended RAM: 512MB+ 
        Mobile Support
        • Iphone 5s+ - Safari Browser - IOS 9+
        • Ipad 2+ - Safari Browser - IOS 9+
        • Android Running 4.0+ - Chrome Browser


        Accreditation Information

        Target Audience: This course is ideal for nutrition professionals such as dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and others seeking a comprehensive overview of core nutrition support topics. This course and all of its parts is designed at the intermediate learning level.

        Successful Completion: ASPEN provides continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians who attend in full each session claimed for credit, and complete the program evaluation via the ASPEN eLearning Center.

        Pharmacists, please note that ASPEN will upload earned CE credit into the CPE monitor system within the required timeframe.  Any credit not claimed by the deadline will not be entered into the CPE monitor system.  Please provide your correct NABP eprofile ID and birthday (MMDD) when completing your evaluation and claiming CE credit.  ASPEN submits only the information that is entered by the pharmacist when credit is claimed and is not responsible for following up with pharmacists to obtain any corrected information to ensure an error-free submission. Additional information about the CPE monitor is available here: http://www.nutritioncare.org/Continuing_Education/Claim_CE_Credit/Continuing_Education_Credit/    

        Joint Accreditation Image 2021Accreditation Statement 
        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 this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

        This activity is for a maximum of 14.0 contact hours (1.4 CEUs). This is considered a knowledge activity.

        Pharmacy UANs will be listed with each individual week's topic upon finalization of the schedule.

        Nurses: ASPEN designates each activity for a maximum of 14.0 nursing contact hours. ASPEN is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP3970.

        Dietitians:  ASPEN designates each activity for a maximum of 14.0 CPEUs.  

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        This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.



        Policies

        Any grievances should be addressed in writing to Director of Education and Research • ASPEN • 8401 Colesville Road • Suite 510 • Silver Spring, MD 20910. 

        Commercialism

        ASPEN subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. 

        ASPEN does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional content. ASPEN does not endorse any products. 

        No commercial support was received for this program. 

        There will be no discussion of off-label use of products. 

        Faculty and Planning Committee Members Commercial Relationship Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI)

        Provided with course materials prior to each webinar.

        Special Services

        ASPEN will accommodate attendees with disabilities or special needs who participate in the online Nutrition Support Fundamentals and Review Course.  If you require special services, please contact a member of our customer service team at [email protected] or call 800-727-4567 (US and Canada) or 301-587-6315 (international).

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