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Adult Nutrition Support Traineeship manual

The UVA Nutrition Support Traineeship Manual

The UVA Nutrition Support Traineeship manual is approved for 10.0 hours of self-study Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for Registered Dietitians (RDs)

The Nutrition Support Traineeship manual is a comprehensive resource that addresses nutrition assessment, monitoring, critical care nutrition, enteral and parenteral nutrition, fluid, electrolytes, acid-base, interpreting/evaluating medical research, and more.  The modules are fully referenced, based on current evidence-based literature, and provide a template for education at the bedside (See syllabus outline below). 

Completion of the full manual and self-assessment material provides 10.0 hours of self-study CPE (Level 3) for RDs.  The manual was updated and approved in 2013.  Expiration is:  7/31/16.

All trainees receive this manual as part of their traineeship registration.  The manual can also be purchased separately.

Cost:  $150.00 plus shipping   

Click here to download the form to purchase the Nutrition Support Traineeship manual.


Syllabus Outline

 1. Nutritional Assessment
 2. Calorie and Protein Determination

 3. Hypertriglyceridemia
 4. Refeeding Syndrome

 5. Enteral
 6. Bowel Sounds
 7. Diarrhea
 8. Flow Rates/Strength/Osmolality
 9. Residual Volumes
10. Aspiration

Critiquing the Literature
11. Evidence-based Medicine

Home Care
12. Home Nutrition Support

Critical Care
13. Critical Care Nutrition

14. Parenteral Nutrition
15. Surgery

Fluid and Electrolytes
16. Electrolytes and Acid-Base Balance