Hanna Freeman, MS, RD, CSP, LD; Bette Klein, MS, RD, CSP, LD; Sara Bewley, MS, RD, CSP, LD; Merideth Miller, RD, CSP, LD
This handbook assists bedside clinicians discern the presence and degree of malnutrition during the nutrition assessment of patients. A nutrition-focused physical exam (NFPE) should be part of the clinician’s skill set and this guide is intended to help you develop your NFPE skills! The book includes pictorial representations of various stages of muscle and fat depletion, vitamin and mineral losses, and fluid balance. Techniques and tips that can be used in daily practice when examining patients from birth to age 20, as well as charts and references, are provided.