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What modules does the A.S.P.E.N. Self-Assessment Program offer?

Module I. Nutritional Assessment
Addresses requirements and risks as well as drug-nutrient interactions and how anatomy and physiology apply to nutritional assessment.

Module IIA. Parenteral Nutrition
Focuses on when and how to use parenteral nutrition. Covering access, components, compounding, order writing, and monitoring.

Module IIB. Complications of Parenteral Nutrition
Features metabolic, mechanical, and infectious complications and how to cope with them.

Module IIIA. Introduction to Enteral Nutrition
Focuses on when and how to use enteral nutrition, and choosing/using appropriate formulas.

Module IIIB. Enteral Nutrition Administration, Monitoring and Clinical issues
Addresses tube feeding initiation, delivery and monitoring for efficacy and complications.

Module IV. Condition-Specific Nutrition Support
Highlights the use of nutrition support in 16 specific conditions/disease states.

Module V. Considerations in Nutrition Support of the Pediatric Patient
Offers an overview of the issues involved in using enteral and parenteral nutrition in pediatrics, with specialized support issues by disease state.

Module VI. Considerations in Nutrition Support of the Older Adult
Features an overview of the issues involved in using enteral and parenteral nutrition for older patients, including complications, ethics, and end-of-life issues.

Module VII. Home Nutrition Support
Focuses on 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 45-55 questions and includes a pre-assessment, syllabus, and post-assessment on the questions answered incorrectly.

Practice Test
The Practice Test provides a great opportunity to become familiar with the timed, computerized test-taking environment, and to discover areas in which you can use additional study. It features 100 random questions drawn from all modules, and presents them in a 2-hour, timed online testing experience.

The Practice Test is included with purchase of the nine study modules, and is also available separately. Each Practice Test includes two attempts. Please note that no CE credit is issued for the completion of the Practice Test.


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