Pocket Guide to Children with Special Health Care and Nutritional Needs
Fully updated 2nd edition! It covers the newest evidence-based research in assessing growth and malnutrition, addressing feeding and eating issues, and the nutrition focused physical exam.
As a bonus, the Academy offers practitioners who purchase the book, 5 CPE hours earned by completing the interactive quiz at: https://publications.webauthor.com/pg_Children_Special_Health_Nutritional_Needs
Level 2 & 3 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.4, 2.1.3, 4.1.2, 4.2.7, 6.1.2, 6.1.8, 6.2.3, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.5, 8.3.7, 10.1.3, 10.2.1, 10.2.3, 10.2.5, 10.2.9, 10.2.10, 10.3.8,10.4.4
CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Accurately measure height, mid-upper arm circumference, and corrected age on a child with special needs (CSHCN).
2. Calculate and use the correct growth charts and Z score for CSHC.
3. Explain the guidelines to determine malnutrition and nutritional treatments for it.
4. Name the four components of a Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam and describe how to do an exam.
5. Demonstrate how to check for dehydration, malnutrition, overhydration, and edema.
6. Identify the nutrient deficiency associated with the following: hair depigmentation, spoon shaped nails, and poor wound healing.
7. Describe any nutritional problems associated with spina bifida.
8. Recommend the serving size of each food group per year of age per meal for a CSHCN.
9. Calculate the resting energy expenditure (REE) for a CSHCN.
10. Calculate fluid requirements for a CSHCN.
11. Explain the procedure of food elimination and challenge for food allergy diagnosis.
12. Identify the two conditions where breastfeeding may be contraindicated.
13. Calculate the formula needs of an infant CSHCN.
14. Describe three special issues when feeding a neurotypical child.
15. Describe nutrition therapies used for gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and aspiration of foods.
16. Explain three criteria when enteral nutrition is most appropriate for a CSHCN; the most common route; how to transition back to oral feedings.
17. Define or describe the following terms: apnea, ankyloglossia, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), gastroschisis, Goldenhar syndrome, Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, and necrotizing enterocolitis.
Why we chose this book
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is known for its timely, high-quality books written by experts. Therapies for children with special needs require well-trained, dedicated practitioners with an in-depth knowledge of the various issues and the possible health and nutrition implications and complications.
About the author
This book was written by experts in the nutritional management of child patients having special needs: Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG (16 contributing authors and 17 reviewers) and editors: Kelly Green Corkins, MS, RD-AP, CSP, LDN, FAND and Wendy Wittenbrook, MA, RD, CSP, LD.