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Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy Practice

Author(s): Annalynn Skipper, PhD, RD, FADA
  • ISBN-13: 9780763742898
  • ISBN-10:0763742899
  • Paperback    219 pages      © 2009
Price: $163.95 US List
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In most health professions, there is a clear progression from beginning practitioner to seasoned expert. While such a progression may exist in dietetics, it is not clearly articulated. This ground-breaking reference is designed for clinical dietitians with an interest in elevating their level of practice. Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy Practice describes a model of advanced practice in medical nutrition therapy and illustrates how dietitians can become advanced-level practitioners through education and training.

Features & Benefits

New focus on intervention with guidelines and examples of intervention techniques

New feature on the “pros and cons” of controversial topics to help clinicians better understand different approaches to therapy

New chapters on obesity, diabetes, pre and probiotics, nutrient drug interactions, parenteral complications and enteral complications

New chapters covering trauma, stroke and traumatic brain injury

Four new life cycle chapters on nutritional needs of neonates, pediatrics, geriatrics, and pregnancy

New coverage of developments in evidence-based medicine and quality management

Chapter 1: Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy Practice: An Introduction and Rationale
Trends Affecting the Need for Advanced Practice Dietitians
The Rationale for Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy Practice
Chapter 2: A Historical and Contextual Perspective on Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
Advanced Practice Models
The Healthcare Context
A Brief History of Advanced Practice in Dietetics
Chapter 3: A Model for Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy Practice
An Advanced Practice Model
Application to Practice
Chapter 4: Aptitude
Brief Review of Entry-Level Preparation
Review of Advanced Practice Education
Review of Advanced Practice Experience
Advanced Dietetics Practice Credentials
Chapter 5: Attitude
Scientific Inquiry
Breadth and Balance of Perspective
Chapter 6: Context
Chapter 7: Advanced Practice Expertise
Nutrition Pharmacology
Nutrition Pathophysiology
Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
Nutrition Counseling
Nutrition Outcomes Research
Chapter 8: The Advanced Practice Approach
Comprehensive Approach
Discerning Approach
Integrated Approach
Simplified Approach
Chapter 9: Influencing Patients, Practice, and the Environment
Chapter 10: Application of the Advanced Practice Model
Putting the Advanced Practice Model to Work

Annalynn Skipper, PhD, RD, FADA

Annalynn Skipper Ph.D., R.D., FADA, is a consultant devoted to advancing nutrition practice. She has more than two decades of experience as a nutrition support dietitian at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago where she became Co-Director of a six or seven member multidisciplinary nutrition support team. Annalynn was an early advocate of specialty dietitian certification and became the second dietitian to earn the CNSD when that certification was developed. She has authored dozens of original research and practice papers including her award winning research describing the concepts of advanced dietetics practice as well as directing research into calcium phosphorus composition of parenteral formulas and the incidence and prevention of refeeding syndrome. She has edited and authored books on nutrition support, advanced medical nutrition therapy practice and order writing privileges. An advocate for dietitians, she has served in many volunteer positions including a term on ASPEN’s Board of Directors. She has also served the Institute of Medicine and the American Dietetic Association. She currently serves as a consultant to acute and chronic care facilities across the US, including several of the nation’s most distinguished hospitals.     

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  • I have been in practice for 27 years. The first 17 in neonatal intensive care (clinical and a smattering of research and education) and the last 10 in management of a clinical nutrition staff. I recently read Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy Practice and found it to be extremely engaging, refreshing, and challenging. What a wonderful summary of where we have been along with a vision of where we might go. 

    Janine M. Bamberger, MS, RD, CD
    Manager, Nutrition Services & Wellness Programs
    Aurora Health Care

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