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CAPS Central Stage Presentation: Parenteral Nutrition Prescribing and Order Review Safety Study: The Need for Pharmacist Intervention

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Errors have been reported at each step of the parenteral nutrition (PN) use process, necessitating standardized processes, clinician competence and open communication for those involved. This study supports the development of systems to comply with published PN safety recommendations, including knowledgeable and skilled pharmacists to complete the order review/verification steps.


  1. Understand the PN use process and the importance of order review/verification by a skilled clinician
  2. Identify areas where PN order entry errors can occur
  3. Provide study results supporting the pharmacist’s role in PN Safety Recommendations


Anne M. Tucker, PharmD, BCNSP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care/Nutrition Support, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Michael D. Kraft, PharmD, BCNSP, University of Michigan Health System, Department of Pharmacy Services, Ann Arbor, MI

Sharon M. Durfee, RPh, BCNSP, FASPEN, Clinical Nutrition Support Pharmacist Central Admixture Pharmacy Services (CAPS), Denver CO

This session is sponsored by: