Clinical Practice Highlights

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2021

October 2021

  • Recently Published! Updated AND/ASPEN Nutrition Support Standards
  • Now Available! ASPEN Definitions in Pediatric Intestinal Failure
  • New! Further Evidence That Malnutrition Is Associated With Poorer Patient Outcomes
  • Safe Practices for Enteral Nutrition Revision to Begin
  • Malnutrition Awareness
  • Public Policy and Advocacy News
  • Ongoing Shortages of PN Components: ASPEN Resources for Clinicians
  • Pharmacy Practice News Highlights Parenteral Nutrition Safety
  • NIDDK Accepting Applications
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • ASPEN Journals: Selected New Articles
  • ASPEN Podcasts: Selected New Podcasts
  • eLearning Center Highlights

September 2021

  • Just Published! ASPEN Position Paper on Photoprotection of PN for Premature Infants
  • Available Now! Clinician Handbook for Nutrition-Focused Physical Exams
  • New! Best Practices and Troubleshooting PN Administration Video
  • Diagnostic Code for Pediatric Feeding Disorder
  • Just Released! Podcasts Highlighting Abstracts from ASPEN21
  • Deadline Approaching! ASPEN22 Abstract Submission Deadline — September 29
  • New Implementations for ASPEN Guidelines and Call for Protocol Review
  • Nutrition Resources for Clinicians Caring for COVID Patients
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week is October 4-8!
  • ASPEN Participates in Congressional Hill Briefing
  • Call to Action: Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act
  • Nutrition Support Product Updates
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • ASPEN Journals: Selected New Articles
  • ASPEN Podcasts: Selected New Journal Podcasts
  • eLearning Center Highlights

August 2021

  • Open Comment Period for Guideline on Nutritional Management in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
  • New! ASPEN Research Toolkit
  • New! IV Filter Video on Practice Changes
  • Decision-Making in Transitioning Pediatric Patients From Nasogastric Feeding Tube to Gastrostomy Tube
  • New Paper on Value of Nutrition Support Therapy
  • Nutrition Resources for Clinicians Caring for COVID Patients
  • Increasing Malnutrition Awareness Through Interdisciplinary Partnership
  • Now Available! Global Leadership Initiative in Malnutrition (GLIM) Fact Sheet and Video Series
  • Malnutrition Quality Measure Receives National Quality Forum Endorsement
  • ASPEN Meets With CMS to Address Billing and Coding for Severe Malnutrition
  • FDA Publishes Annual Report on Drug Shortages
  • Public Policy News: A Call to Action
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Select New Articles from JPEN and NCP
  • August is Last Month to Double the Impact of Your Donation to Research!
  • eLearning Center Highlights

July 2021

  • Just Released! Fact Sheet: Safe Placement of Nasogastric/Nasoenteric Feeding Tubes in Adults 
  • Use of Visceral Proteins for Nutrition Assessment 
  • Updated! Nutrition Requirements and Feeding Issues for the Preterm Infant Fact Sheet
  • Help Educate Your Colleagues on Malnutrition
  • Defeat Malnutrition Today—Calling All Advocates!
  • Supply Chain and PN Product Shortage Updates
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Call to Action: Medical Nutrition Therapy Act
  • Calls for Investigators and Participants: EN Device Clinical Trial
  • Selected Articles from ASPEN Journals
  • New Journal Podcast
  • Call for Applications: JPEN Editor-in-Chief
  • ASPEN in the News: Preventing Enteral Nutrition Complications
  • ASPEN Research Award Deadline July 7
  • Up for a Challenge? Join in the $5,000 Matching Donation Challenge!
  • eLearning Center Highlights

June 2021

  • Dr. Gail Cresci Now Leads ASPEN’s 2021–2022 Board of Directors
  • Just Published! Clinical Nutrition and Human Rights: An International Position Paper
  • Clinician/Caregiver Resources to Treat Malnutrition
  • American Regent Provides Update on IV Multiple Trace Elements Products
  • ASPEN Publishes Paper on Feeding Tube Placement Competency Model for Adult Patients
  • AGA Guideline Includes Use of Enteral Nutrition
  • Video Series: Nutrition Requirements and Feeding Issues for the Preterm Infant
  • Enteral Misconnections Create Safety Concerns
  • $5,000 Matching Donation Challenge: Double Your Impact and Honor Dr. Peggi Guenter
  • Nutrition Support Nurse Honored
  • Study to Assess Predictive Validity of the Academy/ASPEN Indicators for Diagnosis of Malnutrition
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • New Articles in ASPEN Journals
  • New Journal Podcast
  • ASPEN in the News: Improving Pediatric PN Use Through Implementation of Standard Algorithms
  • ASPEN Books are “Must-Have” Titles on the 2021 Edition of Doody’s Core Titles®
  • July 7—Deadline for ASPEN Research Awards
  • eLearning Center Highlights

May 2021

  • Just Released! Nutrition Requirements and Feeding Issues for the Preterm Infant Video Series
  • IV Filter Fact Sheet
  • Global Malnutrition Composite Score: A Path Toward Approval
  • May 6 is the Deadline for ASPEN22 Session Proposals!
  • Exciting Advances in Preventing PN-Associated Liver Disease Presented at ASPEN21
  • Learn the Latest in Clinical Nutrition Research
  • Welcome Dr. Allison Blackmer—the New ASPEN Director of Clinical Practice, Quality, and Advocacy
  • Public Policy News
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • New Articles in ASPEN Journals
  • New Journal Podcasts
  • eLearning Center Highlights

April 2021

  • New! ILE Safety Fact Sheet
  • ASPEN Mourns the Loss of Past President John M. Daly, MD, FACS
  • ASPEN President Stresses Need for Increased Nutrition Research Funding
  • New Research from ASPEN21 Conference
  • Serum Albumin Alone is an Imperfect Indicator of Nutrition Status
  • Nutrition Product Shortages
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • New Articles in ASPEN Journals
  • Latest ASPEN Podcasts
  • ASPEN Collaborates with SIGNS
  • Public Policy News
  • Join ASPEN for Access to Member Connect, an Online Community
  • eLearning Center Highlights

March 2021

  • Survey on Nutrition Support Services and Reimbursement
  • Cachexia Survey for Clinicians Treating Adult Cancer Patients
  • Parenteral Multivitamin Shortage Update
  • Make a Commitment to Your Professional Growth at ASPEN21
  • ASPEN Position on PN Filters
  • ASPEN Publishes Updated Ethics Position Paper
  • Latest COVID-19 Publications and Resources
  • Pharmacists Published Call to Action for Nutrition Support Education and Training
  • Public Policy News
  • New Articles in ASPEN Journals
  • Latest ASPEN Podcasts
  • Learn and Network at NHIA’s Annual Conference
  • eLearning Center Highlights

February 2021

  • Parenteral Multiple Vitamins Products Shortage Update
  • ASPEN21—Your Access to New Research, Latest Practices, and Clinical Nutrition Leaders
  • COVID-19 Resource Center
  • NOVEL Project Highlights
  • ASPEN Board Endorses the IRTA Intestinal Failure Registry
  • Survey on Nutrition Support Services and Reimbursement
  • ASPEN Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Disorders Handbook Wins Nursing Award
  • New Articles in ASPEN Journals
  • NCP Celebrates 35 Years of Best Practices
  • Latest Podcasts From ASPEN
  • ASPEN in the News
  • New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Available
  • Public Policy News
  • Proceedings from Virtual Summit on Safe, Effective, and Accessible High-Quality Medicines as a Matter of National Security
  • Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle Calls for Manuscripts
  • 11th Annual Tube Feeding Awareness Week: February 8-12
  • eLearning Center Highlights

January 2021
  • Parenteral Amino Acids Products Shortage
  • Parenteral Multiple Vitamins Products Shortage
  • ASPEN President Receives COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Submit COVID-19 Articles for Fast-Track Publication
  • Latest COVID-19 Publications and Resources
  • ASPEN Past President’s Address Published in JPEN
  • Save $170 on ASPEN21 When You Register by January 31
  • Malnutrition Coding and Education Task Force Meeting Update
  • PN Safety Committee Study Published
  • Calling All Nurses for New Study
  • Public Policy and Advocacy News
  • Latest Podcasts From ASPEN
  • Enteral Nutrition Committee Survey and Recommendations Published
  • Enteral Connector News
  • Malnutrition Connection from Defeat Malnutrition Today
  • Important Books for Your Pharmacy Department
  • eLearning Center Highlights


2020

December 2020

  • Malnutrition Awareness Week Senate Resolution Passed!
  • What Does the Retirement of Outdated Coverage Criteria Mean for Patients Receiving Home PN and EN?
  • ASPEN’s Blenderized Tube Feeding Video Series
  • Correction to Appropriate Dosing Information for Parenteral Nutrition
  • Latest COVID-19 Publications and Resources
  • Latest Clinical Updates and Research at ASPEN21
  • ASPEN21 Special Abstract Submission Period—Now Open
  • Survey on Nutrition Therapy in Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients
  • ASPEN Launches Omega-3 Fatty Acids Expert Interview Series
  • Public Policy and Advocacy News
  • Latest Podcasts From ASPEN
  • Selenious Acid Now with Extended Stability
  • Individual Trace Element Entities
  • Parenteral Amino Acids Supply
  • Update on Cardinal Enteral Nutrition Administration Set Supply
  • Enteral Connector News
  • Pediatric Malnutrition Criteria Survey Published in NCP
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Looking for Malnutrition Evidence
  • Adverse Event and Error Reporting Program
  • Manage Your Career with ASPEN’s Career Center
  • New Books in the ASPEN Bookstore
  • News From SCCM: Register Now for the SCCM 2021 Congress to Save!
  • eLearning Center Highlights

November 2020

  • How the Retirement of Outdated Durable Medical Equipment Home PN and EN Criteria Will Impact Patients
  • Register Now and Block Your Calendar for ASPEN21!
  • ASPEN21 Special Abstract Submission Period
  • ASPEN Launches Blenderized Tube Feeding Video Series
  • ASPEN Published PN Filter Position Paper—NEW RECOMMENDATIONS!
  • ASPEN Awards Deadline Extended to November 17
  • ASPEN Publishes Visceral Protein Position Paper
  • ASPEN Session at Dubai International Nutrition Conference (DINC)
  • Nutrition Resources for Clinicians Caring for COVID-19 Patients
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week 2020—A Huge Success
  • Public Policy and Advocacy News
  • Latest Podcasts From ASPEN
  • Update on Cardinal Enteral Nutrition Administration Set Supply
  • New! Find JPEN and NCP Journal Peer-Reviewers and Editors in Publons
  • Nutricia Announces Purchase of Real Food Blends
  • American Regent Continues Introduction of FDA-Approved Multi-Trace Element Product
  • Enteral Connector News
  • FDA Announces Drug Manufacturing Quality Programs
  • eLearning Center Highlights

October 2020

  • Senate Resolution Declaring October 5-9, 2020, as Malnutrition Awareness Week!
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week Starts Monday, October 5
  • Just Released for Malnutrition Awareness Week
  • Nutrition Resources for Clinicians Caring for COVID-19 Patients
  • ASPEN 2021—A Virtual Experience
  • Changes to the International Parenteral Nutrition Professional Development Grants
  • Opportunities Available With ASPEN
  • Public Policy and Advocacy News
  • Update Your ASPEN Login
  • ASPEN Seeks Nominees for Awards
  • Latest Podcasts From ASPEN
  • Enteral Connector News
  • ISMP Pharmacy Compounding Survey Extended
  • Pediatric Feeding Disorder Now Has an Approved ICD-11 Code
  • Multi-chamber Bag PN Products Approved by FDA for Use in US
  • eLearning Center Highlights

September 2020

  • Malnutrition Awareness Week is One Month Away!
  • Just Released for Malnutrition Awareness Week
  • Nutrition Resources for Clinicians Caring for COVID-19 Patients
  • New! Find Nutrition Resources by Condition, Patient Population, or Healthcare Management Issue
  • Create Your New ASPEN Login
  • Leaders in the Field of Nutrition Support—Apply to Be a Fellow of ASPEN
  • ASPEN and Other Organizations Address OIG Report on Incorrect Coding of Severe Malnutrition
  • In the News: The ASPEN Value Project
  • World Patient Safety Day Is September 17
  • Public Policy and Advocacy News
  • Latest Podcasts From ASPEN
  • Call for Abstracts: Early Submission Ends September 14
  • Save 15% on All ASPEN Publications
  • eLearning Center Highlights

August 2020

  • More Nutrition Resources for Clinicians Caring for COVID-19 Patient
  • ASPEN Collaborates with SCCM for COVID-19: What's Next Conferenc
  • Strengthening National Nutrition Research
  • New Trace Element Product—Tralement—Now FDA Approve
  • Pediatric and Neonatal Clinicians Needed for NOVEL Project Surve
  • 15% Discount on ASPEN Self-Assessment Program
  • Latest News on ASPEN21
  • ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week Spotlight
  • Public Policy and Advocacy News
  • Latest Podcasts From ASPEN
  • Enteral Connector News
  • ESPEN Virtual Conference
  • ESPEN Guidelines App
  • Remote Learning Opportunities
  • eLearning Center Highlights


July 2020

  • ASPEN President Todd Rice Shares COVID-19 Learnings with NBC News
  • New Nutrition and COVID-19 Research Grant
  • Guidance on Validation of the GLIM Consensus Framework for Diagnosing Malnutrition Published in JPEN
  • Pediatric and Neonatal Clinicians Needed for NOVEL Project Survey
  • NIH Releases Strategic Plan to Accelerate Nutrition Research Over Next 10 Years
  • Pharmacy Practice News—Micronutrients as Therapy in the ICU
  • Enteral Connector News
  • Promote and Advance Your Research at ASPEN21
  • LIFT-ECHO: Live, Interactive Web Clinics on Treating Patients with Intestinal Failure
  • Public Policy and Advocacy News
  • Help Educate Your Colleagues on Malnutrition
  • Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course Starts July 21
  • ASPEN Leaders Honored
  • Featured Book: ASPEN Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum
  • Latest Podcasts From ASPEN
  • Remote Learning Opportunities
  • eLearning Center Highlights

June 2020

  • Dr. Todd W. Rice Takes the Helm of ASPEN’s 2020–2021 Board of Directors
  • New! Report on Changes to Nutrition Support Practice Processes Due to COVID-19
  • Evaluation of Methods Used to Verify Nasogastric Feeding Tube Placement in Hospitalized Infants and Children—A Follow-Up Study
  • Follow the Value Project Playbook to Determine and Communicate the Economic Value of Nutrition Support
  • ASPEN PN Safety Committee Publishes ILE Review and Recommendations for Adult Patients
  • Reorganized Parenteral Nutrition Resources Webpage 
  • Malnutrition Publication Updated
  • Reviews of Key Publications on ASPEN Physician Webpage
  • Public Policy and Advocacy News
  • Webinars for ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM 2020
  • Use of Pediatric Malnutrition Indicators
  • Selenious Acid Injection Label Clarification
  • New Propofol 2% in the US Has Different Energy Density
  • Review Article on the Role of Preoperative Parenteral Nutrition
  • New Research and Information From the ASPEN20 Virtual Conference
  • Latest Podcasts From ASPEN 
  • Upcoming ASPEN Webinars
  • eLearning Center Highlights

May 2020

  • More Resources for Clinicians Caring for Patients With Coronavirus
  • ICU Heroes 10% Book Discount
  • CARES Act Addresses Drug Shortages 
  • Error-Prone Labeling of Ascorbic Acid Injection
  • New Potassium Phosphates Injection with Higher Concentration Now Available
  • Pharmacy Practice News Publishes Paper on Safe Practices for PN
  • Best Practices in Parenteral Nutrition Training Series
  • Potential Revision to HPN Coverage
  • ENFit® Transition Tip Sheet: New Editions
  • Updated Actionable Patient Safety Solution on NGT Placement/Verification
  • Plant-Based Protein Diet Series
  • CNSC and BPS Spring Certification Exams Period Extended to June 30
  • Last Chance to Help Shape the Education Program for ASPEN21
  • Get Involved with ASPEN
  • Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for a Research Award
  • ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation Annual Grants
  • New ASPEN Board of Directors for 2020-2021
  • ASPEN Board Member Leah Gramlich Honored
  • ASPEN Staff Member Pat Anthony: A Rock Star in Clinical Nutrition
  • Latest Podcasts From ASPEN
  • ASPEN Sections Collaborate and Share Knowledge Through Virtual Forums
  • eLearning Center Highlights

April 2020

  • Help and Shout Out to Nutrition Support Clinicians
  • Multichamber-Bag Parenteral Nutrition Video Series
  • ASPEN Recommendations for Managing Shortages of PN Components
  • Now Available! New Editions of Popular ASPEN Handbooks
  • ASPEN Hosted its Annual Conference Virtually
  • Access ASPEN Journals on Your Phone and Tablet
  • ASPEN 2021 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference Proposal Submission Site Now Open!
  • Joint Publication on PN and EN Prescribing
  • ASPEN Publishes Consensus Recommendations for Refeeding Syndrome
  • Public Policy News
  • ASPEN Congratulates Our 2020 Award Winners
  • Early Full Enteral Feeding for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants
  • USP Announces Final Decisions on Chapters
  • Clinical Nutrition Innovation Website
  • Latest Journal Podcasts From ASPEN
  • Get Involved With ASPEN
  • Nutrition is a Science, Not an Opinion
  • eLearning Center Highlights

March 2020

  • Update on ASPEN 2020 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference
  • Potassium Phosphates Injection Approved by FDA
  • ASPEN Public Policy Efforts
  • AND–ASPEN Malnutrition Criteria Study Published
  • ENFit® Transition Tip Sheet: Second Edition
  • ASPEN Endorses Letter to CMS
  • Virtual Journal Issue on Health Economics, Nutrition Support, and the Value Project
  • JPEN Publishes International Lipid Supplement
  • Study on New Feeding Tube Published
  • ASPEN EN Task Force Publishes Paper on EN Myths
  • Pharmacy Practice News Publishes Article From Malnutrition Awareness Week
  • Baxter Receives FDA Approval for Metabolic Monitoring Device
  • Learn How the FDA Regulates PN Components
  • ISMP Reports on Pill Crushing Device
  • Latest Journal Podcasts From ASPEN
  • ASPEN Section Volunteer Opportunities
  • Malnutrition Connection Newsletter
  • Announcements from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • eLearning Center Highlights


February 2020

  • ASPEN Value Project Reveals $580M in Medicare Savings With Nutrition Support Therapy
  • Enteral Nutrition Formula Guide Now Online
  • ASPEN Mourns the Loss of Stanley Dudrick, MD, FACS, First President of ASPEN
  • ASPEN Journals Highlights
  • ISMP’s Top 10 Medication Hazards and Errors
  • Tips for Successful ENFit® Transitions
  • GAO Publishes Report on Nutrition Programs
  • ASPEN20 Conference News
  • Malnutrition in US Emergency Departments
  • ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week Videos Remain Available
  • FDA News
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Paper on Nutrition Screening
  • Feeding Tube Awareness Week
  • CMS Approved Inclusion of Malnutrition Quality Measures
  • Congress Approves Spending Bill
  • Educational Video Offering on Plant-Based Protein
  • eLearning Center Highlights


January 2020

  • ASPEN Value Project Presented at IHI Annual Meeting
  • Educational Video Inventory
  • Providing Optimal Nutrition to All People: The Global View
  • New JPEN Studies
  • New NCP Articles
  • New Cysteine Hydrochloride Injectable Product Approved by FDA
  • ASPEN20 Keynote Speaker Addresses Burnout in the Healthcare Professional
  • NOVEL Project Annual Newsletter
  • DefeatMalnutrition.Today News
  • ASPEN Leaders Participated in the 5th Dubai International Nutrition Congress
  • Save the Date for Malnutrition Awareness Week 2020
  • Feeding Matters Meeting
  • Receive Discounted ESPEN Membership
  • 49th Critical Care Congress
  • Feeding Tube Awareness Week in February
  • Product News
  • eLearning Center Highlights