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NOTE: Starting in June 2018, most ASPEN ebooks will transition to a new platform. You will continue to have access through this current url platform of https://ebookshelf.nutritioncare.org/ until October 31, 2018. The new platform is the ASPEN eBook Center at http://publications.nutritioncare.org. Login with the same username and password you use for accessing the ASPEN website. The ebooks you purchased will be listed under "Bookshelf". Click on the ebook title, image, or "read online" button. Shop for all ebook titles online in ASPEN’s bookstore today!

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Featured Publications

  • Cover Image A.S.P.E.N. Parenteral Nutrition Handbook, 2nd Edition

    The A.S.P.E.N. Parenteral Nutrition Handbook, 2nd Edition, is an interdisciplinary quick reference on parenteral nutrition (PN). There’s something for everyone involved in caring for patients receiving PN therapy, from the novice to the advanced practitioner. This edition features 10 fully revised chapters and presents the latest PN information, with updated chapters in line with the “A.S.P.E.N. Parenteral Nutrition Safety Consensus Recommendations” (JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2014;38:296-333) and the “A.S.P.E.N. Clinical Guidelines: Parenteral Nutrition Ordering, Order Review, Compounding, Labeling, and Dispensing” (JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2014;38:334-377). The handbook also contains new sections on order review, compounding, and drug shortage management.

  • Cover Image A.S.P.E.N. Parenteral Nutrition Workbook

    Demonstrate proficiency in prescribing and writing PN orders using ASPEN’s workbook for clinicians of every experience level and even students, as this resource is ideal for classroom use. It includes realistic case studies highlighting common clinical presentations across the age spectrum and up-to-date guideline recommendations, including information from the “A.S.P.E.N. Clinical Guidelines: Parenteral Nutrition Ordering, Order Review, Compounding, Labeling, and Dispensing” (JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2014;38:334-377).

  • Cover Image A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Handbook, 2nd Edition

    The A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Handbook, 2nd Edition

    Editor-in-Chief: Mark R. Corkins, MD, CNSP, SPR, FAAP

    Section Editors: Jane Balint, MD; Elizabeth Bobo, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC; Kelly Green Corkins, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC; Steve Plogsted, PharmD, BCNSP, CNSC; Jane Anne Yaworski, MSN, RN

    Single-user eBook only. To get the eBook edition for multiple users, check out institutional licensing information here.

    Concise, portable, and convenient, this pocket-sized bedside handbook packs a big punch for clinicians caring for pediatric patients. Need-to-know, on-the-go pediatric nutrition support information for a variety of disciplines and practice backgrounds includes:

    • 4 concise chapters covering the concepts in pediatric clinical nutrition that matter the most, from enteral and parenteral nutrition to disease-specific nutrition challenges
    • Important tables and figures for covering RDIs, assessment, formulas, and more for on–the–job reference
    • Age-specific nutrient requirements covering all the ages and stages from infancy to adolescence
    • Step-by-step techniques for assessment, nutrition support implementation, and practical tools to save time and improve patient care

    This handbook is a companion to the popular A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition.
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  • Cover Image The A.S.P.E.N. Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition

    © 2012

    716 Pages

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    This book is an essential resource for all professionals involved in nutrition support for the adult patient. It provides in-depth knowledge of the core science (why) and core practical (how to) nutrition support principles for the adult patient, in alignment with the contemporary format of problem-based learning. To effectively engage the reader in this type of active learning, each chapter provides evidence-based, didactic background information that is supported by practical clinical scenarios. In addition, the Core Curriculum includes a number of organizational features that allow readers to rapidly retrieve information on their specific educational goals while maximizing their learning experience on core subject matter. Case-studies and extensive reviews of enteral and parenteral nutrition therapies provide the latest best practices, making this publication a valuable practice-oriented professional resource and certification study tool.

    Four information-packed sections:

    1. Basics of nutrition and metabolism
    2. Clinical foundations of nutrition support
    3. Nutrition support of specific states
    4. Management and professional issues 

    Key features include:

    • 40 chapters with numerous figures and tables and extended index
    • Contributions from leading experts in nutrition, medicine, surgery, nursing and ethics practice
    • New chapters on pre- and probiotics, dietary supplements and the older adult
    • Core background information supported by practical clinical scenarios
    • "Test Your Knowledge" questions and answers to help readers with their learning objectives

    The Core Curriculum combines, into one book, all the information necessary to practice nutrition support therapy. This is an essential book for those involved in nutrition support for the adult patient - from novice to experienced clinicians. The diverse backgrounds of the editors and authors, including research (scientist), clinical practice, education, and advocacy enhance the Core's usefulness in translating the science of nutrition support to its clinical application.

    "A must have resource for those individuals that have nutrition therapy as a component of their assigned responsibilities," Jay Mirtallo, MS, RPh, BCNSP, FASHP.

    Purchase access to this eBook here.

  • Cover Image The A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition

    The A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum (2nd Ed) focuses on the pediatric patient and the importance of nutrition to the growth and development of children. Written with an interdisciplinary evidence-based approach, it is designed to meet the educational needs of any discipline involved in the nutrition care of pediatric patients. This edition features 37 fully revised and updated chapters and is designed to logically progress from the basic nutrition physiology and changes that occur during development to the skills needed to provide appropriate nutrition for pediatric patients. In each chapter, didactic tools like learning objectives stress important information and “test your knowledge” questions help measure whether the important concepts were understood. This is a valuable resource for certification preparation and the daily nutrition care of pediatric patients.

    Includes bonus podcast and video content!

  • Cover Image A.S.P.E.N. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Disorders Handbook

    With its concise, user friendly format, this handbook provides the information you need for fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base related patient care.

    The handbook includes:

    • Resources to help you evaluate and treat common fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders

    • Common clinically applicable situations involving electrolyte and acid-base disorders

    • Discussion of regulation of water and electrolyte balance

    • Thorough coverage of sodium disorders

    You’re certain to keep this quick reference resource in your pocket and refer to it daily.

  • Cover Image Improve Patient Outcomes: A.S.P.E.N.'s Step-by-Step Guide to Addressing Malnutrition

    As your home for malnutrition information, Improve Patient Outcomes: A.S.P.E.N.’s Step-by-Step Guide to Addressing Malnutrition offers care pathways, tools, quality measures, and other important resources. We want to help patients, consumers,  caregivers, clinicians, and healthcare administrators with the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease-related malnutrition. Features to this guide include:

    • Care pathways for adult and pediatric patients
    • Pocket cards for use at the bedside
    • Reprints of important articles on malnutrition
    • Implementation tools for optimal nutrition care