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Pocket Guide to Nutrition Assessment, Third Edition
Pocket guide by Pamela Charney, PhD, RD and Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND
Study Guide by Pamela Charney, PhD, RD
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN

20 CPEUs

Pocket Guide, 273 pgs, and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 28 pgs.
Provides up-to-date info on the Nutrition Care Process, on nutrition screening, evidence-based guidance on estimating energy and nutrient requirements, plus current recommendations, and equations for all five categories of nutrition assessment data.

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For RDs/RDNs & DTRs/NDTRs for the Professional Development Portfolio

SUGGESTED Performance Indicators (PIs):
6.1.4, 6.3.6, 6.3.11, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 9.3.5, 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, 10.2.9, 10.2.10, 10.4.2, 10.4. 5, 12.4.6

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C287F 20 CPEUs

Pocket Guide to Nutrition Assessment, Third Edition
Pocket guide by Pamela Charney, PhD, RD
And Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND
Study Guide by Pamela Charney, PhD, RD
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN

©2017 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.


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Lauren Shull "I liked the various case study scenarios so I was able to apply what I read from the pocket guide into practice."

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Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for the Pocket Guide to Nutrition Assessment. The program consists of a pocket guide of the same title by Pamela Charney, PhD, RD and Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND and this study guide. This CPE program is designed to help you utilize the Nutrition Care Process to ensure that you are able to conduct comprehensive nutrition assessments. It is also designed to help you earn 20 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 pocket guide.
  • 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% (40 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, re-read the appropriate sections of the pocket guide and reassess until you score at least 80% (40 questions) 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.

When you submit your CPE Reporting Form to us via www.easyCPEcredits.com, fax, or mail be sure to write your correct email address in the space provided on the CPE Reporting Form. If writing by hand, be sure to print your email address clearly.

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

  • Explain the role of the nutrition care process (NCP) as a framework for critical thinking and decision making;
  • Articulate the linkage between each step of the NCP;
  • Describe the difference between the NCP and the Nutrition Care Process and Model (NCPM);
  • Weigh the value of critical thinking skills and clinical judgment in nutrition assessment of complex patients;
  • Apply the steps of the NCP in assessing nutritional status in individuals and groups;
  • Determine the type of information needed to assess nutritional status in a variety of patient scenarios;
  • Explain the rationale for describing nutrition diagnoses using Problem-Etiology-Signs/Symptoms statements;
  • Apply evidence from the biomedical literature when evaluating effectiveness of nutrition screening programs in all care settings;
  • Evaluate parameters that may be included in a nutrition risk screening protocol;
  • Select the most appropriate parameters for use in a nutrition risk screening protocol taking into account the care setting and patient/client population;
  • Determine the need for additional information in order to accurately diagnose nutrition problems;
  • Evaluate effectiveness of nutrition assessment protocols in all care settings;
  • Communicate results of nutrition assessment to patients and healthcare professionals;
  • Determine the most effective anthropometric measurements for a given care setting;
  • Evaluate results of anthropometric measurements in a variety of patient populations;
  • Conduct nutrition focused physical examinations and interpret findings;
  • Elucidate signs and symptoms of nutrient deficiencies;
  • Weigh the risks and benefits associated with use of biochemical testing;
  • Calculate estimated nutrient intake based on results of the diet history;
  • Identify areas of the patient history that may impact nutritional status;
  • Integrate information gathered in the nutrition assessment;
  • Correctly diagnose nutrition problems;
  • Determine nutrient requirements based on results of the nutrition assessment and nutrition diagnoses.


Chapter 1: The Nutrition Care Process
Chapter 2: Nutrition Screening
Chapter3: Food and Nutrition-Related History
Chapter 4: Anthropometric Measurements
Chapter5: Nutrition-Focused Physical Assessment
Chapter 6: Biochemical Tests, Medical Data, and Procedures
Chapter 7: Client History
Chapter 8: Nutrient Requirements


Pamela Charney, PhD, RD completed her undergraduate studies at the University of West Florida and was a dietetic intern at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She served as nutrition support dietitian, pediatric dietitian, and clinical nutrition manager at Madigan Army Medical Center before beginning work on her Master of Science at the University of Washington. She has over 20 years’ experience in nutrition support in adult and pediatric care in a variety of settings ranging from small community hospitals to large, tertiary teaching medical centers. She has also managed clinical nutrition departments, nutrition support teams, and multi-disciplinary clinics for children with special health care needs.
Pam completed her PhD at Rutgers University and has worked as a consultant in the areas of nutrition informatics, evaluation of healthcare quality, and evaluation of clinical information systems. She completed a second Masters’ degree in Clinical Informatics and Patient Centered Technology at the University of Washington and is now Program Chair, Healthcare Information Technology and Management at Bellevue College. At Bellevue College she is chair of the eLearning Committee and is a peer reviewer for the Quality Matters program.
She has extensive volunteer service to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), including serving on the Board of Directors for both organizations. As a charter member of the Standardized Language Committee for AND, Dr. Charney is considered an expert in nutrition and clinical informatics, nutrition diagnosis and use of standardized terminology in clinical care. In the past she served as a member of AND’s Research and Quality Management Committees and was elected to AND’s House of Delegates as a member of the House Leadership Team.
In 2008 she became a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Education Committee and has served as member-at-large for AMIA’s Clinical Information Systems Working Group executive committee. She was also a member of the Outreach and Working Group Steering Committees.
She has received many awards and honors, including AND’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Nutrition, DNS’s Distinguished Nutrition Support Dietitian Award, ASPEN’s Outstanding Nutrition Support Dietitian Award, and the ADAF Medallion Award. In 2008 she was named Outstanding Alumna by Rutgers University. She is the first dietitian to be selected to receive a National Library of Medicine Fellowship to attend the Biomedical Informatics Short Course at Woods Hole, and was an invited attendee at the Nursing Informatics TIGER meeting in 2006.
Pam is the proud parent of Jaime, Blake and Megan as well as two Papillons who are convinced they are the parent.

Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND is a member of the Nutrition Support Team at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she is involved in the management of patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition. In addition, Ms. Malone serves as a Clinical Practice Specialist for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). She is a certified nutrition support clinician and has given international, national and local presentations on many aspects of nutrition support practice.
In addition to her clinical practice activities, Ms. Malone has authored multiple nutrition support related peer reviewed articles and book chapters. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and ASPEN, and has served in numerous nutrition leadership capacities including President of ASPEN in 2013, House of Delegates of the Academy in 2009 and Chair of the Academy Positions Committee in 2016.


Pamela Charney, PhD, RD see above.


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 BS at Drexel University, a MS 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! Subscribe now at www.easyCPEcredits.com--you’ll be glad you did!


Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this CPE program.

Kristen Finn, RD, DCN
Senior Clinical Sciences Specialist
Nestle Nutrition
Florham Park, NJ

Allison Gomes, MS, RD, CNSC, CDN
Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition Student
Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Health Professions
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Newark, NJ

Jennifer Tomesko, DCN, RD, CNSC
Assistant Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Health Professions
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Newark, NJ

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