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References for Board Certification as a Specialist in Renal Nutrition Examination

Be sure to review the exam content outline before selecting the references you need.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology (IDNT) Reference Manual: Standardized Language for the Nutrition Care Process. eNCPT 2018 edition. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2018. General info at:  Pricing info at:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library.  Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guideline on Chronic Kidney Disease Executive Summary of Recommendations—July 2018 at and copyrighted by the Academy

ASPEN Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically Ill Patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N). J Parenteral and Enteral Nutri. 2016: 40: 183-184
Byham-Gray L, Stover, J, Wiesen K. A Clinical Guide to Nutrition Care in Kidney Disease.  2nd ed. Chicago, Ill: American Dietetic Association; 2013.  ISBN: 9780880914703

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  Conditions for Coverage. Federal Register April 15, 2008.


Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Initiative. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 2021-2024.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).    Measurement Assessment Tool (MAT).  Version 2.5 2016. (Download number 5.ERSD Surveyor Laminates)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Serices (CMS) Quality, Safety and Oversight Group. State Operations Manual (Appendix X-Interpretive Guidelines for Organ Transplant Programs). Baltimore MD: Department of Health and Human Services; Revised 2019. 

Daugirdas JT, Blake PG and Ing TS. Handbook of Dialysis. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa:  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2015.  ISBN: 1451144296

McCann L, ed.  Pocket Guide to Nutritional Assessment of the Patient with Kidney Disease.  6th ed.  New York, NY:  National Kidney Foundation Council on Renal Nutrition; 2021.      

McCarthy, M, Pavlinac, J, and Aoun, A. Chronic Kidney Disease and the Nutrition Care Process. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2013. ISBN: 9780880914796.

Mitch, WE and Ikizler, TA.  Handbook of Nutrition and the Kidney.   7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa:  Lippincott-Williams and Wilkins; 2018.  ISBN: 9781496355812

Pronsky, Z (author), Crowe JP (author), and  Elbe D, Epstein S, Roberts W, Young V, and Ayoob K (eds). Food-Medication Interactions. 18th ed. Birchrunville, Pa: Food Medication Interactions; 2015. ISBN: 0971089663

Galang, M (contributor), Hipskind, P (contributor), Jevenn, A (contributor), Pogatschnik, C (contributor), Hamilton, C (editor). Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam. An Illustrated Handbook. Silver Spring, MD: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN); 2016. ISBN 978-1-889622-29-3 (Printed Edition). ISBN 978-1-889622-30-9 (Ebook Edition)

Kidney International.
KDIGO Clinical Practice Guidelines for:

KDOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines for:

National Kidney Foundation Commentaries for:

Note: The references listed above are suggestions. It should not be inferred that studying these references will ensure success on the examination nor should it be assumed that items on the examination are based on any specific resource listed.
Effective September 16, 2021
Updated January 2022