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The Health Professional's Guide to Gastrointestinal Nutrition
Book by Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RDN, CNSC, FADA, FASPEN, Gerard E. Mullin, MD, CNSP, FACN, AGAF and Janice L Raymond, MS, RDN, CD, CSG, Editors
Study Guide by Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN

40 CPEUs

Book, 356 pgs, and study guide with 1 reporting form, 43 pgs.
This comprehensive CPE program is, according to one reviewer, "...an excellent tool for RDs who would like to learn about or brush up on Gastrointestinal (GI)Nutrition [and is also]  beneficial for clinicians preparing for [the] CNSC exam." Topics include tests and procedures; nutrition assessment; GI tract disorders; liver and exocrine disorders; gastrointestinal surgery and oncology; a variety of therapeutic interventions, including enteral and parenteral nutrition, probiotics and nutraceuticals, as well as eating disorders, obesity, food allergies, and nutrition therapies for GI problems. You will learn how to:

  • Design appropriate nutrition support regimens for patients with GI and related diseases;
  • Determine type of malnutrition using the AND/ASPEN etiology-based characteristics;
  • Evaluate role of herbal and other nutritional supplements in the management of GI diseases;
  • Plan appropriate enteral and parenteral feeding regimens for patients with GI and related diseases;
  • Assess risks of micronutrient deficiencies in various GI diseases; plus much, much more.

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1.1.8, 1.5.3, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.2.2, 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 8.4.1, 8.4.2, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.2.1, 10.2.2, 10.2.3, 10.2.4, 10.2.5, 10.2.6, 10.2.7, 10.2.8, 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.4, 10.4.5, 11.3.1 12.4.6, 13.2.2, 13.2.3, 13.2.7

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C275F 40 CPEUs

The Health Professional's Guide to Gastrointestinal Nutrition
Book by Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RDN, CNSC, FADA, FASPEN, Gerard E. Mullin, MD, CNSP, FACN, AGAF and Janice L Raymond, MS, RDN, CD, CSG, Editors
Study Guide by Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN

©2016 Wolf Rinke Associates. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publisher.


Bethany Pianca: It was very thorough, and included information from a variety of disciplines, including some alternative health information.

Jessica Stern: I like the lay out of the book, the boxes and table were helpful to review when reading the content and I like the conclusions at the end of each chapter.

Lucila Santos: The books is very thorough for someone who needs to brush up her clinical skills. My work background was predominantly management and I always lean to learn more of clinical dietetics.

Sarah Leib: The guide is well written with lots of useful information. I loved that I could complete the course at my convenience.

Jacqueline Grier: "This is a lot of great information, great for review of gastrointestinal nutrition."

Julie Hart: "I liked the format of this guide, the tables and illustrations were excellent. I also liked that this guide covered basic GI nutrition & assessment along with specific diseases/disorders and their appropriate nutrition interventions and treatments."

Susan Simile: "Very informative and to the point. will be very useful as a reference book in my office."

Kari Burton: "Very comprehensive and will be able to keep at work and use as a reference!!"

Dawn Morrell: "For a dietitian practicing in the areas of food service management and community nutrition; it was nice to refresh my clinical skills to provide an updated high-risk consumer counseling."


Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for The Health Professional's Guide to Gastrointestinal Nutrition. The program consists of a book of the same title by Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RDN, CNSC, FADA, FASPEN; Gerard E. Mullin, MD, CNSP, FACN, AGAF; and Janice L Raymond, MS, RDN, CD, CSG, and this study guide. The CPE program is designed to help you assess the nutritional status, plan oral diets, and develop and monitor nutrition support regimens for patients with gastrointestinal disorders. It is also designed to help you earn 40 Level 2, Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).
To get the most out of this CPE program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:
Review the objectives in this study guide.
Read and study the book.
Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions in this study guide.
Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the study guide. If you scored at least 80% (60 questions) correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM in front of this study guide. If you scored less than 80% correct (60 questions), re-read the appropriate sections of the book and until you score at least 80% correct.
After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and:
Submit on-line at www.easyCPEcredits.com,
Or fax to: (410) 531-9282,
Or mail to: Wolf Rinke Associates, 721 Valley Forge Road #486, Valley Forge, PA 19481

We will email your Certificate of Completion.

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Upon completion of this CPE program you will be better able to:

  • Determine type of malnutrition using the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition etiology-based characteristics;
  • Design an appropriate nutrition support regimen for patients with severe inflammatory bowel disease;
  • Recommend appropriate diet modifications for patients with short bowel syndrome;
  • Evaluate and modify diets to minimize irritable bowel syndrome symptoms;
  • Modify diets to limit foods high in FODMAPS;
  • Evaluate role of herbal and other nutritional supplements, including prebiotics and probiotics, in the management of gastrointestinal diseases;
  • Explain pathophysiology of celiac disease;
  • Explain food labeling laws as they pertain to food allergy and celiac disease;
  • Discuss challenges in nutrition assessment of patients with end-stage liver disease;
  • Propose appropriate diet modifications and use of branched-chain amino acid supplementation in liver disease;
  • Recommend an appropriate nutrition support regimen for patients with severe acute pancreatitis;
  • Plan an appropriate enteral feeding regimen for patients with head and neck cancer and other gastrointestinal diseases;
  • Determine the appropriate home enteral feeding regimen based on the type of enteral access;
  • Propose an appropriate nutrition intervention at the end of life;
  • Identify risk factors for gastrointestinal cancers;
  • Propose diet modifications in response to gastrointestinal side effects of cancer therapies;
  • Calculate excess weight and excess weight loss related to bariatric surgery;
  • Identify gastrointestinal side effects of eating disorders;
  • Identify drug-nutrient interactions associated with gastrointestinal diseases;
  • Evaluate bone health risks in various gastrointestinal diseases;
  • Assess risks of micronutrient deficiencies in various gastrointestinal diseases;
  • Evaluate appropriate use of enteral and parenteral nutrition in children..


Chapter 1: The Gastrointestinal System
Chapter 2: Gastrointestinal Tests and Procedures
Chapter 3: Nutrition Assessment for Patients with Gastrointestinal Disorders
Chapter 4: Nutrition Assessment and Nutrient Requirements in Critical Care
Chapter 5: Small Intestine Malabsorptive Disorders
Chapter 6: Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Chapter 7: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Chapter 8: Short Bowel Syndrome
Chapter 9: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Bani
Chapter 10: Celiac Disease
Chapter 11: Liver Disease
Chapter 12: Pancreatic Disease
Chapter 13: Gastrointestinal Oncology
Chapter 14: Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery
Chapter 15: Bariatric Surgery
Chapter 16: Obesity
Chapter 17: Eating Disorders
Chapter 18: Food Allergy and Food Intolerance John
Chapter 19: Enteral Nutrition
Chapter 20: Parenteral Nutrition
Chapter 21: Pediatric Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
Chapter 22: Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Chapter 23: Drug-Nutrient Interactions with Gastrointestinal Drugs
Chapter 24: Nutraceutical Supplements
Chapter 25: Probiotics
Chapter 26: Ethical and Legal Issues in Gastrointestinal Nutrition Interventions


Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RDN, LDN, CNSC, FADA, FAND, FASPEN, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She is the author of numerous books, chapters, articles, abstracts, and videos and currently serves on the editorial boards of several journals. She has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, and has held numerous positions within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Dr. Matarese is the past president of the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Oley Foundation and as a commissioner for the Commission of Dietetic Registration. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the American Dietetic Association Medallion Award; the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Awards for Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition Support Dietetics, Excellence in Nutrition Support Education, and Advanced Clinical Practice (first recipient); and the Dietitians in Nutrition Support Distinguished Service Award.

Gerard E. Mullin, MD, CNSP, FACN, AGAF, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is an internist, gastroenterologist and nutritionist. Dr. Mullin is nationally and internationally renowned for his work in integrative gastroenterology and nutrition. He has accumulated over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of integrative gastroenterology and earned his Master's Degree in Nutrition while in practice.
In 2009 Dr. Mullin was named an honorary member of the American Dietetic Association (now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). He is an associate editor of multiple nutrition and integrative medicine journals and serves on several certification exam committees and boards. Dr. Mullin has authored and edited a number of books in nutrition and integrative medicine (https://thefoodmd.com/books). He has been interviewed on radio and television and has contributed to many stories in the print media. Dr. Mullin's biography has been included in Marquis and Covington's Who's Who numerous times, and he has been selected as one of America's Top Physicians since 2004.

Janice L Raymond, MS, RDN, CD, CSG, has a diverse background in dietetics practice. She has worked in research, critical care, foodservice management, outpatient services, long-term care, and home infusion. Ms. Raymond has held appointed and elected positions within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at both the state and national levels. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and contributed chapters to several books. She currently works for Thomas Cuisine Management as Director of Clinical Nutrition Services at Providence Health in Seattle, WA, and has an affiliate appointment at Bastyr University. Janice is the coeditor of Krause's Food and the Nutrition Care Process, 13th and 14th editions.


Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC is a registered dietitian with a Master of Science degree in human nutrition from Framingham State University. She has over twenty years of experience in clinical nutrition. She currently is a Team Leader Dietitian at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA and is an Instructor in Nutrition at Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. She has co-authored numerous articles in professional journals, textbook chapters, and professional manuals. She lectures nationally and internationally on nutrition support and medical nutrition therapy. She serves as a peer reviewer for the journals Nutrition in Clinical Practice, the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN), and Critical Care Nurse.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, a company that has provided high quality CPE programs to nutrition professionals since 1990.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Drexel University, a Master of Science at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin, and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He participated in a test item writer workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Wolf is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology, University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Continuing Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
He is the past president of the DC Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy with the Award for Excellence in the Practice of Management; the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award; the Outstanding Service Award; and has delivered the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
At the Academy he has served in numerous leadership roles including Chair, Scholarship Committee, DBC; Chair, Communication Committee, CDR; Chair, Area Coordinating Committee, COE; Chair, COE, and member of Resource for Education Programs Committee; Honors Committee; CDR, Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force; CDR; House of Delegates and Board of Directors.
He is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE home-study programs, several popular books, and the free monthly eNewsletter "Read and Grow Rich" written specifically for savvy Nutrition Professionals like YOU!
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Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this CPE program:

Rachel Close, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC
Clinical Dietitian
New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY

Patricia Laglenne, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Senior Dietitian
Nutrition Support Service
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Marijane Staniec, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Nutrition Instructor
Heath Sciences (Nutrition)
Boston University: Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Boston, MA

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