PEN eNews 10(2) February 2020
eNews is a monthly e-newsletter shared with the global PEN Community and created to help dietitians position themselves as leaders in evidence-based nutrition practice. In addition, users of the PEN System will find articles on the new evidence, resources and features available and how to maximize one's use of PEN.
Heart Health: The PEN® System Has So Much To Share
February is the time of year that gets us thinking about hearts. Wondering about heart health? The PEN System has you covered with the following new and updated practice questions:
In addition, there are:
- 5 Knowledge Pathways dedicated to cardiovascular disease
- 123 Practice Questions
- 90+ Consumer Tools and Resources
- 80+ Professional Tools and Resources.
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What Herbal Beverages/Supplements are Safe to Take During Pregnancy and Lactation?
The QuestionWhat Herbal Beverages/Supplements are Safe to Take During Pregnancy and Lactation?
There are so many herbal beverages and supplements on the market. It can be challenging for women who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding to sort through them all. Looking for up-to-date information? Check out this updated PEN Practice Question
Did you know that there are 79 Practice Questions (PQs) on pregnancy and 42 on lactation, including these new or updated PQs?
Related ContentFor an overview of the Pregnancy Knowledge Pathways see:
This toolkit provides an overview of the Pregnancy, Pregnancy - Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Pregnancy - Hypertension and Pregnancy - Multi-fetal Knowledge Pathways that includes a description of the topic, key nutrition issues, nutrition assessment, intervention and nutrition monitoring/evaluation. The Summary of Recommendations and Evidence for each pregnancy knowledge pathway is also included in the toolkit.
Allergy - High Risk Infant: The Latest
The Allergy – High Risk Infant Knowledge Pathway has updated answers to the following questions:
PEN® Summary of Recommendations and Evidence: Where Evidence and Practice Guidance Meet
Short on time, but need a quick and comprehensive overview of the evidence on a topic area? The Summary of Recommendations and Evidence (SRE) is your new favourite tool. The SRE organizes all of the questions in a knowledge pathway by topic. It is your one-stop shop to find the key practice points (including recommendations and graded evidence) for the topics covered in the knowledge pathway. The SRE replaces the Evidence Summary, which was a synthesis of just the evidence part of the key practice points, organized by evidence grade level. The SRE is a stand-alone tool and is mirrored in the Practice Guidance Toolkit, replacing the Key Findings and Recommendations section.
There are now more than 200 Knowledge Pathways in the PEN System, which means that we have many SREs to create! So far, we have created more than 80! The remainder of SREs will be in the former Evidence Summary format until content in those KPs are updated or new content is added.
Here are the latest new or updated Summaries of Recommendations and Evidence:
The PEN Team's Surprise Findings - Back by Popular Demand!
We publish our surprising findings through out the year now but in the past we released all our findings in one issue. Check out our Surprising Findings for 2018.
Below are the PEN Team's findings:
Adapted from a December 2018 PEN eNews article.
PEN® International Guideline Collections
Many knowledge pathways include a tool called the International Guideline Collection. These collections gather all of the clinical practice guidelines on a specific topic from our global partners and around the world.
There are over 20 International Guideline Collections. Here are the latest ones that are new or have been updated:
Looking for the entire list of International Guidelines Collections, look no further than here
February 2020 Volume
A Publication of the PEN® System Global Partners,
a collaborative partnership between International Dietetic Associations.
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