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The Essential Pocket Guide for Clinical Nutrition

The Essential Pocket Guide for Clinical Nutrition

#1 Best seller on Amazon in Diet Therapy of all books in print. It is evidence-based nutrition therapy on health and disease. New results from hundreds of studies are included in this edition. The authors use a consistent chapter format on disease process, treatment, and nutrition intervention, which makes finding relevant information easy.

New sections cover dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, bone marrow transplants patients, food safety in intestinal transplant operations, and more. 


I needed to review clinicals because I haven’t worked in the clinic setting for a while…and this is so useful. - Alex 2021

Mary Width, MS, RDN and Tonia Reinhard, MS, RDN, FAND, along with 11 RDN contributors
Course Expiration Date: Jun-16-2026
Product Name

Book Only (2690)

Regular price $59.00 $59.00

21.75 CE Online Test Only (2691)

Regular price $141.00

21.75 CE Book & Online Test (2692)

Regular price $195.00

Book Details

Author Mary Width, MS, RDN and Tonia Reinhard, MS, RDN, FAND, along with 11 RDN contributors
Year Published 2020
Edition 3rd
Publisher Jones & Bartlett (JLB Learning)
ISBN 978-1284197839
Format Spiral
Page Count 538

Course Objectives

Level 1 & 2 & 3 CPE

Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.4, 2.2.4, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 6.1.2, 6.1.9, 6.2.5, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.2.1, 8.3.1, 8.3.7, 10.1.1, 10.2.4, 10.2.11, 10.3.2, 10.4.2, 10.4.4

CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

  1. Identify the steps of the Nutrition Care Process and Nutrition Diagnosis.
  2. Calculate the following: body mass index (BMI), ideal body weight (IBW), catch-up growth calories, and daily fluid intake for a person.
  3. Describe five characteristics that can be used to diagnose adult malnutrition.
  4. Discuss the recommended calories, protein, and weight gain for a healthy pregnancy.
  5. Describe four nutrition and feeding guidelines for breastfeeding a full-term infant.
  6. Identify the appropriate nutrition intervention for a child with the following: cancer with anorexia, lead poisoning, and BMI above the 90th percentile.
  7. Identify two circumstances where an elderly person’s vitamin B12 level may be compromised.
  8. Calculate a person’s carbohydrate infusion rate of their parenteral nutrition (PN) formula when the dextrose and amino acid quantities are known.
  9. Explain three significant nutrition considerations with refeeding syndrome and PN.
  10. Describe four nutrition guidelines typically used with bariatric patients.
  11. Discuss three nutrition guidelines for oncology patients experiencing taste and appetite problems.
  12. List four nutrition or lifestyle interventions proven to lower cardiovascular risk.
  13. Identify the accepted fasting serum glucose levels for diagnosing the following: hypoglycemia, normal range, prediabetes, and diabetes.
  14. Identify the recommended nutrition therapy for the following: acute flare up of diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease flare-up, acute pancreatitis, and intestinal resection surgery.
  15. Calculate a patient’s carbohydrate and protein needs on hemodialysis (HD) and continuous ambulatory dialysis (CAPD).
  16. Describe three nutrition guidelines for a person suffering from each: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, and cystic fibrosis.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
American College of Sports Medicine

Why We Chose This Book

Each year we get requests from dietitians who want a refresher course with the newest evidence- based research in nutrition therapy. This book is the #1 best seller on Amazon in Diet Therapy and multiple RDNs have requested it for a course.

About the Author

Mary Width, MS, RDN, is Director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Director, School of Medicine at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Tonia Reinhard, MS, RDN, FAND, is Senior Lecturer of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and Course Director, Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.