Module V - Considerations in Nutrition Support of the Pediatric Patient V.6
CE credit expiration: March 1, 2026.
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Expires on Mar 01, 2026
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2 Dietetics CE Credits
2 Nursing CE Credits
2 Physician CE Credits
2 Pharmacy CE Credits
2 COP Credits
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  • How the Self-Assessment Program Works
Features an overview of enteral and parenteral nutrition in pediatrics, with specialized support issues by disease state.   
This outline represents the body of information from which content questions were drawn. There may not be questions on each of the sub-topic outline items.  

  1. Medical History
    1. Diet
      1. Infancy
      2. Childhood
    2. Medical
      1. Prenatal/Delivery
      2. Childhood
    3. Surgical
    4. Growth and Development
  2. Assessment
    1. Growth charts
      1. Standard growth charts, Age correction if needed
      2. Disease specific growth charts
    2. Growth since disease onset
    3. Acute versus chronic malnutrition
    4. Nutrient requirements
      1. Calories
      2. Protein
      3. Fluid and electrolytes
      4. Vitamins and minerals
  3. Enteral nutrition
    1. Indications
    2. Challenges/complications
      1. Access, short-term versus long-term, access protection
      2. Feeding intolerance
        1. Inadequate motility
        2. Gastroesophageal reflux
    3. Products
      1. Infant formulas
      2. Pediatric products
    4. Administration
      1. Continuous
      2. Bolus
  4. Parenteral nutrition
    1. Indications
    2. Formulations
      1. Micronutrient needs
      2. Special amino acid solutions
      3. Neonatal/Pediatric multivitamins
      4. Neonatal/Pediatric trace minerals
    3. Challenges/complications
      1. Access, short-term versus long-term, access protection
      2. Metabolic
      3. Infectious
  5. Specialized nutrition support issues by disease state
    1. Cardiac
      1. Congenital heart disease
      2. Post-operative congenital heart disease
    2. Pulmonary
      1. Chronic lung disease/Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
      2. Cystic fibrosis
    3. Gastrointestinal
      1. Short bowel syndrome
      2. Necrotizing Enterocolitis
      3. Inflammatory bowel diseases
      4. Allergic diseases (including celiac disease)
      5. Gastroesophageal reflux
      6. Metabolic disorders
      7. Hepatic disorders
    4. Failure to thrive
    5. Developmental delay
      1. Neurologic dysfunction
      2. Syndromes
    6. Oncology
    7. Intensive care/burn
    8. Kidney Disease
    9. Anorexia
Accreditation Expiration: March 1, 2026

You must complete this module by the above date in order to receive CE credit. You will have the ability to access the module after the accreditation expires as long as you have an active subscription, however you will be unable to claim credit.

UAN: JA0002345-0000-23-095-H99-P

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Self-Assessment program subscriptions are for 12 months from date of purchase. Learners will not have access to any of the program content once the subscription expires. If the CE credit expiration date passes, learners will have access to the content of the module until their subscription expiration date.   

ASPEN’s Self-Assessment Program consists of 10 modules on various topic areas in nutrition support.  Each module has 40 – 75 questions including commentary and references to aid with learning the material in a pre-assessment and a scored post-assessment testing environment. 

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