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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.

Pocket Guide Sample Copy

Sample copy of part of the Nutritional Requirements section of the new updated edition of the PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition available to view in advance of the Pocket Guide being launched in a matter of months.

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Update about the next edition of the PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition coming very soon

Availability of the new edition will be available very soon – please do keep an eye on the PENG website and PENG twitter @PENGDT as we will provide updates as we receive them nearer the time. We value your support and your patience but look forward to being able to officially announce its availability very soon.

Orders for 'old' copy now stopped but please watch this space for when you can place your order for the new edition – updates will be provided by the website and via twitter.

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Pre-BAPEN PENG study day presentations 2017 which include some presentations focusing on the PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition

Click here to hear from some of the authors

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

  1. Identifying
  2. Assessment
  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