• Cover Image A.S.P.E.N. Parenteral Nutrition Workbook

    Demonstrate proficiency in prescribing and writing PN orders using ASPEN’s workbook for clinicians of every experience level and even students, as this resource is ideal for classroom use. It includes realistic case studies highlighting common clinical presentations across the age spectrum and up-to-date guideline recommendations, including information from the “A.S.P.E.N. Clinical Guidelines: Parenteral Nutrition Ordering, Order Review, Compounding, Labeling, and Dispensing” (JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2014;38:334-377).

  • Cover Image Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam: An Illustrated Handbook

    The Cleveland Clinic Center for Human Nutrition (CHN) developed Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam: An Illustrated Handbook to assist bedside clinicians in the nutrition assessment of their patients and to help discern the presence and degree of malnutrition. The Academy-ASPEN Consensus Statement and Characteristics for Identification of Malnutrition (2012) has been a catalyst to realizing the importance of incorporating the NFPE as part of a comprehensive nutrition assessment. Most healthcare disciplines perform a physical exam of their patients, and a nutrition-focused physical exam (NFPE) should be part of the nutrition clinician’s skill set. With the release of the Consensus Statement, the CHN embarked on a departmental goal to standardize our approach in assessing the nutritional status of our patients. A comprehensive training program was developed centered around online education modules and live patient simulations.


    Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam: An Illustrated Handbook discusses the components of the NFPE and includes pictorial representations of various stages of muscle and fat depletion (normal–mild–moderate–severe), vitamin and mineral losses, and fluid balance. Techniques and tips that can be used in daily practice when examining patients, as well as charts and references, are provided. The Academy-ASPEN clinical characteristics are discussed, along with the influence of inflammation and functional status. This guide is intended to help the clinician develop their NFPE skills.


    ©2016 American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition


  • Cover Image The A.S.P.E.N. Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition

    © 2012

    716 Pages

    Single-user eBook only. To get this eBook for multiple users, check out institutional licensing information here.

    This book is an essential resource for all professionals involved in nutrition support for the adult patient. It provides in-depth knowledge of the core science (why) and core practical (how to) nutrition support principles for the adult patient, in alignment with the contemporary format of problem-based learning. To effectively engage the reader in this type of active learning, each chapter provides evidence-based, didactic background information that is supported by practical clinical scenarios. In addition, the Core Curriculum includes a number of organizational features that allow readers to rapidly retrieve information on their specific educational goals while maximizing their learning experience on core subject matter. Case-studies and extensive reviews of enteral and parenteral nutrition therapies provide the latest best practices, making this publication a valuable practice-oriented professional resource and certification study tool.

    Four information-packed sections:

    1. Basics of nutrition and metabolism
    2. Clinical foundations of nutrition support
    3. Nutrition support of specific states
    4. Management and professional issues 

    Key features include:

    • 40 chapters with numerous figures and tables and extended index
    • Contributions from leading experts in nutrition, medicine, surgery, nursing and ethics practice
    • New chapters on pre- and probiotics, dietary supplements and the older adult
    • Core background information supported by practical clinical scenarios
    • "Test Your Knowledge" questions and answers to help readers with their learning objectives

    The Core Curriculum combines, into one book, all the information necessary to practice nutrition support therapy. This is an essential book for those involved in nutrition support for the adult patient - from novice to experienced clinicians. The diverse backgrounds of the editors and authors, including research (scientist), clinical practice, education, and advocacy enhance the Core's usefulness in translating the science of nutrition support to its clinical application.

    "A must have resource for those individuals that have nutrition therapy as a component of their assigned responsibilities," Jay Mirtallo, MS, RPh, BCNSP, FASHP.

    Purchase access to this eBook here.

  • Cover Image The A.S.P.E.N. Nutrition Support Core Curriculum: A Case-Based Approach-The Adult Patient


    eBook Only

    Note: A revised and updated version of this book is available (The A.S.P.E.N. Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition).

    Back by popular demand, access this out-of-print title electronically.

    Editor in Chief: Michelle M. Gottschlich, PhD, RD, CNSD

    Section Editors Mark H. DeLegge, MD, FACG, AGAF
    Todd Mattox, PharmD, BCNSP

    Copyright 2007
    851 pages
    eBook format only

    Electronic access is available via computer. Instructions to access the online publication will be sent via email upon confirmation of your order.

    Quantity and student discounts not available for this title.

    eBooks/eBook Bundles Bulk Orders or Gift Purchasing Policy
    eBook login is user-specific based on the email address of the account used for purchase. As such, A.S.P.E.N. recommends that individuals wishing to purchase bulk orders or gift purchases of eBooks or eBook bundles call A.S.P.E.N. at 301.587.6315 or toll-free 800.727.4567 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern to set up access. Please have the names and email addresses of individuals for whom eBook access is requested handy.

    Purchase access to this title here.

  • Cover Image The A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition

    The A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum (2nd Ed) focuses on the pediatric patient and the importance of nutrition to the growth and development of children. Written with an interdisciplinary evidence-based approach, it is designed to meet the educational needs of any discipline involved in the nutrition care of pediatric patients. This edition features 37 fully revised and updated chapters and is designed to logically progress from the basic nutrition physiology and changes that occur during development to the skills needed to provide appropriate nutrition for pediatric patients. In each chapter, didactic tools like learning objectives stress important information and “test your knowledge” questions help measure whether the important concepts were understood. This is a valuable resource for certification preparation and the daily nutrition care of pediatric patients.

    Includes bonus podcast and video content!

  • Cover Image The ASPEN Adult Nutrition Support
    Core Curriculum, 3rd Edition

    © 2017

    884 Pages

    This comprehensive book addresses the principles of nutrition support and nutrition support recommendations for selected medical and surgical conditions. Professional and management issues, including home nutrition support, ethics, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and guideline development, also are discussed. Since the last edition, new practice guidelines and research have advanced nutrition support and created greater awareness of the importance of nutrition care across the continuum of care. For example, ASPEN has updated recommendations for safe practices in enteral nutrition and the appropriate use of parenteral nutrition, and new research has demonstrated the association of malnutrition with high rates of readmission, longer hospital stays, and increased healthcare costs. This edition includes this information, among many other topics, and is a valuable resource for clinicians at all levels who aim to advance and apply this knowledge to their nutrition practice and/ or prepare for recertification in nutrition support.