ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Handbook

ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Handbook

The updated ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Handbook, 2nd Ed. contains the latest recommendations on safe practices, ENFit, and new information on preparation, labeling, and dispensing of EN. It is a step-by-step, practical guide to caring for patients receiving enteral nutrition therapy.

The clinician will find everything needed for positive patient outcomes in this user-friendly pocket guide format, including:

  • Step-by-step techniques
  • Easy-to-follow clinical information
  • Coverage of a wide variety of practical tools
  • Advice on saving time while boosting quality of care
  • Evidence-based, referenced content

Key New Features

  • Chapter on preparation, labeling, and dispensing of enteral nutrition
  • Separate chapters on adult and pediatric/infant formulas
  • Illustrated information on use of ENFit® devices for tube feeding and enteral medication
  • Updated guidance on nutrition assessment (characteristics of malnutrition in adults and children)
  • Broadened information across the healthcare settings, eg, home care
  • Expanded coverage of the use of blenderized tube feedings
  • Best-practice tips (e.g., patient discharge, patient education) based on ASPEN's clinical guidelines and other resources
Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN; Liesje Nieman Carney, RD, CSP, LDN; Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS; and Andrew Mays, PharmD, BCNSP, CNSC
Course Expiration Date: Apr-10-2027
Course Performance Indicators: 2.4.1, 6.1.2, 8.1.1, 10.2.7
Product Name

Book Only (2860)

Regular price $85.00 $85.00

24.75 CE Online Test Only (2861)

Regular price $175.00

24.75 CE Book & Online Test (2862)

Regular price $250.00

Book Details

Author Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN; Liesje Nieman Carney, RD, CSP, LDN; Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS; and Andrew Mays, PharmD, BCNSP, CNSC
Year Published 2019
Edition 2nd
Publisher ASPEN
ISBN 978-1889622392
Format Spiral
Page Count 467
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 24.75 CE Online Test Only: 182484
  • 24.75 CE Book & Online Test: 182484

Course Objectives

Level 1, 2 & 3 CPE

CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

  1. Describe three indications for the use of EN.
  2. Identify four contraindications for using EN.
  3. Calculate an adult’s or child’s (>25 months) BMI.
  4. Discuss three EN guidelines for initiation of EN.
  5. Compare and contrast the uses and indications of the following: nasogastric, nasoduodenal, nasojejunal, gastrostomy, and jejunostomy tube placements.
  6. Describe three signs or symptoms that a tube has injured tissue or is placed incorrectly.
  7. Identify the best solution used to unclog an EN tube.
  8. Discuss two benefits of adding fiber to an enteral feeding.
  9. Describe three medical conditions where EN protein levels must be restricted and three where it should be increased.
  10. Discuss two benefits and two limitations of blenderized tube feedings.
  11. Calculate a person’s fluid and protein EN goals for a
    healthy adult or child.
  12. Describe three safety considerations when using human milk in enteral feedings.
  13. Discuss two reasons for the following: tapering slowly off EN feedings; beginning EN feedings slowly when refeeding syndrome is suspected.
  14. Describe four requirements for a patient to have a
    successful home enteral nutrition experience.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional

Why We Chose This Book

ASPEN is known for its high quality, evidence-based resources. The handbook's best practices format,
multidisciplinary perspective, and training expertise offers something for everyone from the novice to the advanced practitioner.

About the Author

Edited by a multidisciplinary team of experts:

Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, OH ; Liesje Nieman Carney, RD, CSP, LDN, Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS, clinician, Kate Farms Marketing Manager; and Andrew Mays, PharmD, BCNSP, CNSC, clinical pharmacy specialist in nutrition support at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.