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Pocket Guide

A Pocket Guide To Clinical Nutrition – 4th Edition updated 2011

New Section: Drugs and Nutrition Support

All sections updated.

The PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition is available from PENG of the British Dietetic Association. For full ordering details and prices download the order form.

Download the Pocket Guide order form (Word format)

Summarised below are the core chapters of the PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition:

  1. Identifying
  2. Asseessment
  3. Adult Requirements
  4. Paediatric Requirements
  5. Access Routes
  6. Monitoring
  7. Nutritional Values
  8. Reference Values
  9. Parenteral Nutrition
  10. Acid-Base Balance
  11. Diabetes
  12. Microbial Control
  13. Refeeding
  14. Drugs and Enteral
  15. Renal
  16. Liver
  17. Critical Care

Please note the pocket guide does not include additional sections (18. COPD, 19. Bariatrics, 20. Pancreatic), these can be purchased separately if required using page 2 of the order form.

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Pocket Guide Q&A

The PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition is an essential tool because:

“It contains all the information we require in order to assess patients on the wards. It is 'the bible' and I would really struggle to do my job effectively without.”

Dietitian, Trafford

“Because it helps inform and allow us to make complete and accurate nutritional assessments and aids professional judgement in decision making.”

Dietitian, Leeds

“I use it daily in assessments of patients but as a quick reference guide it is invaluable when faced with consultants/MDT to prove dietetic value.”

Dietitian, Ipswich

“Guides you to calculate estimated requirements for all patient groups, it is the Dietitian's bible.”

Dietitian Warrington

“This is essential in our clinical practice (dietetics).”

Dietitian, Aylesbury

“Practical evidence nutrition - a perfect guide.”

Dietetic Advisor, Sheffield

“Essential evidence base.”

Dietitian, Antrim

“All the information I need for nutrition assessments is ready to pick up and go and be with me wherever I need it!”

Dietitian, Cumbria

“I could not do my job without it!”

Dietitian, Daisy Hill Hospital

“It gives up to date evidence based information to carry around. A nutrition 'gospel'.”

Community Dietitian, Rotherham

Vera Todorovic

PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition WINS AWARD

The Complete Nutrition's Nutrition Resource of the Year was awarded to PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition in 2012 - congratulations to the editors Vera Todorovic and Ann Micklewright and all of those who have contributed to the Pocket Guide.

“On behalf of the Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group (PENG), and as Editor of the PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition has won this Award. It's great to know that readers of CN Magazine think that the Pocket Guide is a valuable nutrition resource - Thank you to all the readers that voted.”

Vera Todorovic, on behalf of PENG