Nutrition Support Self-Study Traineeship Manual

The UVA Nutrition Support Manual

The UVA Nutrition Support Traineeship manual is a comprehensive self-study manual that addresses nutrition assessment, monitoring, critical care nutrition, enteral and parenteral nutrition, surgical nutrition support, interpreting/evaluating medical research, and more.  The manual is a  fully referenced review of many nutrition support topics.  It is meant to be both evidence based and practical.

Note:  orders of the Nutrition Support Manual are currently on hold

The manual is available for purchase as a self-study resource.  You do not need to attend a program to purchase the manual and complete the self-study.  Participants in our 3 or 5-day onsite Nutrition Support Traineeship programs receive a manual as part of their registration fee.

Cost:  $170 plus $12 shipping (within US; international shipping rates vary)

Continuing Education Information:

The manual is approved by the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) to provide 10 hours of self-study CPEU for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs).  CPE Level: 3. Approval Period: 10/1/2019 – 9/30/2022.  Activity number:  151163.

Suggested Learning Needs Codes: 5000, 5090, 5170, 5440

Suggested Performance Indicators:

8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based comparative standards for determining nutritional needs.

8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.

8.3.1 Maintains the knowledge and skill to manage a variety of disease states and clinical conditions.

8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.

10.2.10 Monitors and identifies factors affecting patient progress in meeting goals

Manual Outline:


  • Introduction to the Manual
  • Evidence-based Medicine

Assessment  and Monitoring

  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Calorie and Protein Determination
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Refeeding Syndrome


  • Enteral
  • Bowel Sounds
  • Diarrhea
  • Flow Rates/Strength/Osmolality
  • Residual Volumes
  • Aspiration


  • Parenteral Nutrition

Critical Care, Surgery, and Trauma

  • Critical Care Nutrition
  • Surgery and Trauma

Home Care

  • Home Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition


Note:  the CPEU approval period for the 2016 manual expired on 8/14/19.

CPE Info:  After successful completion of the online self-assessment quiz, certificates can be requested here:  Click Here to obtain a certificate for the 2019 UVA Nutrition Support Traineeship Manual