Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: Revised 2021 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Nutrition Support.

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Abstract Nutrition support is a therapy that crosses all ages, diseases, and conditions as health care practitioners strive to meet the nutritional requirements of individuals who are unable to meet nutritional and/or hydration needs with oral intake alone. Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), as integral members of the nutrition support team provide needed information, such as identification of malnutrition risk, macro- and micronutrient requirements, and type of nutrition support therapy (eg, enteral or parenteral), including the route (eg, nasogastric vs nasojejunal or tunneled catheter vs port). The Dietitians in Nutrition Support Dietetic Practice Group, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, along with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Quality Management Committee, have updated the Standards of Practice (SOP) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) for RDNs working in nutrition support. The SOP and SOPP for RDNs in Nutrition Support provide indicators that describe the following 3 levels of practice: competent, proficient, and expert. The SOP uses the Nutrition Care Process and clinical workflow elements for delivering patient/client care. The SOPP describes the 6 domains that focus on professional performance. Specific indicators outlined in the SOP and SOPP depict how these standards apply to practice. The SOP and SOPP are complementary resources for RDNs and are intended to be used as a self-evaluation tool for assuring competent practice in nutrition support and for determining potential education and training needs for advancement to a higher practice level in a variety of settings. Author Affiliation: (1) Baxter Healthcare, Deerfield IL 60015 (2) Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (3) Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville, FL (4) Quality Programs, Option Care Health, Rochester, IL (5) Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA * Address correspondence to: Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD-AP, LDN, CNSC, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115. Article History: Received 27 May 2021; Accepted 27 May 2021 (footnote) Supplementary materials: and are available at (footnote) STATEMENT OF POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors. (footnote) FUNDING/SUPPORT There is no funding to disclose. (footnote) This article is being published concurrently in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Nutrition in Clinical Practice. The articles are identical except for minor stylistic and spelling differences in keeping with each journal's style. Either citation can be used when citing this article. Byline: Mandy L. Corrigan, MPH, RD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN (1,2), Elizabeth Bobo, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC (3), Christina Rollins, MBA, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC, FAND (4), Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD-AP, LDN, CNSC [] (5,*)

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