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Parenteral nutrition (PN), an essential nutrition therapy for those with gastrointestinal dysfunction, is utilized across the care continuum. The timing of PN initiation has been controversial due to its expense and its potential for adverse clinical events. In 2017 consensus recommendations for appropriate PN use will be published by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition providing practitioners with guidance on PN initiation in adult and pediatric patients. This session will highlight key recommendations regarding PN use that address multiple clinical conditions including the malnourished patient, the patient unable to achieve adequate enteral intake and the home patient. Practical strategies will also be offered for monitoring and weaning of PN therapy and for assessing appropriate PN use via performance improvement.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 5440, 5010, 5030
- Identify monitoring parameters to assess progress toward therapeutic goals, the need to adjust the PN prescription, and time frame for weaning or discontinuing PN therapy.
- Specify clinical factors that should be utilized when assessing appropriate candidates for PN.
- Detail practical approaches for the appropriate use of PN in a variety of clinical situations and patient complexities.
- Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN
- Patricia Worthington, MSN, RN, CNSC
- Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RDN. LD, CNSC, FASPEN, FAND