FREE Webinar: Appropriate Parenteral Nutrition Prescribing in the Age of Drug Shortages

June 18, 2019,  4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 

Event Type: Webinars

Persistent shortages of parenteral nutrition (PN) components have led to a tendency of practitioners providing less than adequate dosing, which can lead to nutrient deficiencies and impair growth and healing. Clinicians who have entered practice within the last 10 years may have never cared for patients receiving PN therapy without a shortage of PN components. This webinar will use case examples of shortage management and discuss how it applies to best practice during and after the shortage has resolved. Cases will highlight macro and micronutrient shortages. The speakers will address what we have learned from shortages - are there practices that are appropriate post shortage and what role does cost play?

Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to identify credible resources to support PN prescribing best practices during and after shortage.
  2. Identify best practices for PN prescribing that are commonly overlooked due to recurrent PN component shortages.  
  3. Discuss the risks of continued shortage dosing post shortage in the acute and long-term adult and pediatric patient populations.

Faculty & Topics 
Appropriate Parenteral Nutrition Prescribing in Adults: Are Continuing Shortage Practices Really Best for the Patient?
David S. Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN, Director Medical Nutrition, Associate Clinical Ethicist, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY

Appropriate Parenteral Nutrition Prescribing in Pediatrics: What is Best Practice During and After Shortages?
M. Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH; Associate Professor - Pharmacy Practice, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH

Beverly Holcombe, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FASPEN, Clinical Practice Specialist, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

This free webinar is supported by Baxter


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