Nutrition Focused Physical Exam Pocket Guide
This 3rd edition has updated images depicting micronutrient deficiencies, degrees of fat and muscle wasting, and expanded guidance on laboratory assays for vitamin and mineral status. It provides essential tools for malnutrition and micronutrient assessment, documentation, and coding.
This comprehensive course offers patient-centered nutrition-focused physical exam assessment guidelines for the nutrition practitioner working in any collaborative, interdisciplinary care setting.
Level 1, 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.1,1.1.5, 1.2.6, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.5, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.2.1, 8.3.1, 8.4.1, 9.1.1, 9.4.1, 9.6.1, 10.1.2, 10.2.9, 10.2.5
CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based
Upon completion of this course, users will be able to:
- Identify the different types of malnutrition based on degree of illness and circumstances
- Discuss 5 different locations on a patient’s body that a dietitian may observe to make a nutrition assessment and what those locations may reveal
- Discuss the proper placement of and the reason for the placement of a patient’s limbs during the physical exam
- Explain nutrition and non-nutrition related causes for 5 different physical symptoms observed during a nutrition focused physical exam.
Why we chose this book
We have many practitioners who ask for a good update on the nutrition-focused physical exam—and this is it! With so many RDNs and NDTRs out of the workforce during the Covid pandemic, practitioners want to make sure their knowledge is up-to-date and timely.
About the author
Beth Mordarski, RDN, LD, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, researcher, and clinician who is the Manager of the Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE) Program at Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Chicago, IL.