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The Essential Pocket Guide for Clinical Nutrition, Third Edition
Pocket Guide by Mary Width, MS, RD, and Tonia Reinhard, MS, RD, FAND
Study Guide by Dana Goldberg, MS, RDN, CLT

32 CPEUs

Pocket Guide, 538 pgs and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 24 pgs.
This comprehensive CPE program provides ready access to the latest evidence-based information on nutritional assessment, nutrition support, and nutrition considerations for specific diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and pulmonary disease. Each chapter includes sample ADIME notes and PES statements that mimic how clinicians synopsize diagnosis statements, plus sections on disease process, treatment and nutritional intervention, and patient education, making it easy to find relevant information. Master numerous competencies including how to:

  • Complete a comprehensive nutrition assessment on patients in a variety of age groups, life cycle stages, and with a variety of medical or nutrition conditions.
  • Calculate enteral and parenteral protocols to meet patients’ needs.
  • Assess patient lab results and use lab data to make nutrition recommendations.
  • Plan menus per the nutrition diagnoses and interventions for various disease states.
  • Provide recommendations to other members of the healthcare team.

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The Essential Pocket Guide for Clinical Nutrition, Third Edition
Pocket Guide by Mary Width, MS, RD, and Tonia Reinhard, MS, RD, FAND
Study Guide by Dana Goldberg, MS, RDN, CLT

© 2021 Wolf Rinke Associates. All rights reserved for this self-directed accredited learning program. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission, except for brief excerpts, is prohibited.



Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for The Essential Pocket Guide for Clinical Nutrition. The program consists of a book of the same title by Mary Width and Tonia Reinhard and this study guide. This CPE program is designed to help you understand nutrition assessment, diagnosis, and treatments for a variety of nutrition and medical conditions. It is also designed to help you earn 32 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% (xx 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 book and until you score at least 80% correct.

After you have completed the program, fill out the CPE REPORTING FORM and the MANDATORY Critical Thinking Evaluation Tool (CTT) that must be completed by all credentialed practitioners per CDR and:
Submit them online at www.easyCPEcredits.com,
Or fax them to (410) 531-9282,
Or mail them to Wolf Rinke Associates, 721 Valley Forge Road #486, Valley Forge, PA 19481
Upon receipt of your CPE Reporting Form and the CTT, we will email you a Certificate of Completion within 3-5 business days.

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

  • Assess disease pathophysiology of several different organ systems.
  • Identify the nutrition implications are for various pathologies.
  • Complete a comprehensive nutrition assessment on patients in a variety of age groups, life cycle stages, and with a variety of medical or nutrition conditions.
  • Calculate anthropometric and nutritional needs for both adults and children.
  • Calculate enteral and parenteral protocols to meet patients’ needs.
  • Identify a high-priority nutrition diagnosis based on the nutrition assessment.
  • Recommend a variety of nutrition treatments and interventions based on the nutrition diagnoses.
  • Assess patient lab results and use lab data to make nutrition recommendations.
  • Interpret nutrition-focused physical exam findings to assess for malnutrition.
  • Plan menus per the nutrition diagnoses and interventions for various disease states.
  • Provide nutrition supplement recommendations based on the nutrition diagnoses.
  • Evaluate the scientific validity and evidence behind nutrition interventions.
  • Provide recommendations to other members of the healthcare team to enhance a patients’ care when it is outside the scope of practice for Registered Dietitians.


Part 1: Nutrition Assessment and Support

Chapter 1: Nutrition Assessment
The Nutrition Care Process
Anthropometric Assessment
Estimating Nutrient Requirements
Biochemical Data
Nutrition-Focused Physical Examination
Patient History

Chapter 2: Pregnancy
Guidelines for Pregnancy Weight Gain
Nutrient Recommendations for Pregnancy
Nutrition Assessment
Problems During Pregnancy

Chapter 3: Assessing Pediatric Patients
Anthropometric Assessment
Evaluation of Growth
Assessment of Weight Changes
Growth Velocity
Estimating Nutrient Needs
Guidelines for Completing Dietary Assessment
Normal Feeding Guidelines
Breast Feeding
Assessment of Adequacy of Feedings
Infant Formulas
Pediatric Formulas
Blenderized Formulas
Biochemical Evaluation of Nutritional Status in the Pediatric Patient
Common Nutritional Disturbances
Nutrition Programs Beyond the Acute Care Setting

Chapter 4: Older Adults
Nutrition Assessment
Estimation of Energy and Protein Needs
Common Problems in Aging

Chapter 5: Nutrition Support
Enteral Nutrition
Parenteral Nutrition

Part 2: Nutrition Considerations for Specific Diseases
Chapter 6: Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric Procedures
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care

Chapter 7: Cancer
Disease Process
Treatment and Nutrition Intervention
Neutropenic Diet. Survivorship Nutrition

Chapter 8: Cardiovascular Disease
Coronary Heart Disease
Acute Care for Cardiovascular Events

Chapter 9: Diabetes
Diabetes: Classification, Screening, and Diagnosis
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Pharmacologic Management of Diabetes
Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure, and Lipid Goals for Adults with Diabetes
Sick Day Management
Acute Complications of Diabetes

Chapter 10: Gastrointestinal Disease
Diseases of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
Diseases of the lower Gastrointestinal Tract

Chapter 11: Hepatobiliary Disease
Liver Disease
Gallbladder Disease
Pancreatic Disease

Chapter 12: Kidney Disease
Acute Kidney Injury
Chronic Kidney Disease

Chapter 13: Pulmonary Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Cystic Fibrosis
Respiratory Failure

Appendix A: Laboratory Assessment
Appendix B: Food-Drug Interactions
Appendix C: Vitamins, Minerals, and Dietary Supplement Facts
Appendix D: Dietary Reference Intakes


Mary Width, MS, RD is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Wayne State University. She teaches Nutritional Assessment, Advanced Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Management, and also coordinates the supervised practice for the dietetic students. Past work experiences include clinical nutrition, clinical management, food service management, long-term care consulting, and private counseling in the areas of childhood obesity and eating disorders. Mary is also Co-Director of Clinical Nutrition at the WSU School of Medicine. She currently serves as the website manager for both the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Southeastern Michigan Dietetic Association (SEMDA). She was Past President and Membership Chair for several years for SEMDA, and Past President of the Michigan Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (MiNDEP) group.

Tonia Reinhard, MS, RD, FAND is a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Food Science and Co-Director of Clinical Nutrition at the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, as well as adjunct faculty in nutrition at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, past President of the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and past President of the Michigan Nutrition and Dietetics Institute. Previous work experience includes serving as a manager of clinical nutrition, community program director, and consulting. She has authored nine books, numerous technical papers for industry and consumers, and presented lectures to diverse groups including dietitians, nurses, teachers, physical therapists, medical students, and industry trade groups. She has also conducted international workshops on the Nutrition Care Process in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Dana Goldberg, MS, RDN, CLT is a virtual personal nutrition coach at Dana Goldberg RDN where she provides one-on-one nutrition programs and recommendations to individuals for weight loss, wellness, and athletic performance. Dana is also certified to administer the Lifestyle Eating and Performance (LEAP) protocol for food sensitivity and inflammation.
Dana is an Instructional Assistant at Wayne State University for their Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Her research on dietary supplement use for older adults was published in the Current Nutrition Reports journal in 2017.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, a company that has provided high-quality CPE programs to nutrition and dietetics practitioners since 1990.

Dr. Rinke earned a BS at Drexel University, an 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).

Dr. Rinke is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology at the University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member of the School of Continuing Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.

He has served as past president of the District of Columbia (DC) Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the Award for Excellence in the Practice of Management, the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award, and the Outstanding Service Award, in addition to delivering the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.

Dr. Rinke is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE self-study programs, and several popular books including Make It a Winning Life: Success Strategies for Life, Love and Business; Winning Management: 6 Fail-Safe Strategies for Building High-Performance Organizations; and Don’t Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness.
His popular CPE programs available at www.easyCPEcredits.com include:

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

Alana Fayman, MS, RD
Nutrition Health and Wellness Contractor
Solon, OH

Deanne K. Kelleher, MS, RDN
Academic Specialist
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Emily Kula, MS, RDN, LD
Clinical Dietitian
VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System
Cleveland, OH

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