Clinical Practice Highlights

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2019

April 2019

  • New Study on Prognostic Model of Swallowing
  • Recovery and Enteral Tube Feeding after Stroke
  • Drug Shortages: New Data on Risks to Quality and Safety
  • ASHP Website Now Has a Nutrition Support Resource Center
  • FDA Publishes Study on Blenderized Diet Flow Rates
  • Nutrition Legislation Introduced
  • Nutrition Support and the EHR Webinar Added to Clinical Informatics Toolkit
  • New Essential Resources for Improved Patient Care
  • Highlights from ASPEN19
  • Key Dates for ASPEN20
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Save 15% on ASPEN's Self-Assessment Program
  • eLearning Center Highlights


March 2019

  • Parenteral Nutrition Component Shortages
  • Study Suggests Teaching Caregivers to Manage Feeding Tube Issues in Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • Designing Effective Medication-Related Warnings Systems
  • AHA-ASHP Sponsored Congressional Briefing Highlights Burden of High Drug Costs, Shortages
  • FDA to Strengthen Regulation of Dietary Supplements 
  • Update on ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference
  • Call for Volunteers for ASPEN Committees
  • Free Webinar: Goal Directed Nutrition Therapy in Critical Illnesses
  • Parenteral Nutrition Education and Training Programs
  • Complimentary NOVEL Pocket Cards on NG Tube Placement and Verification
  • ASPEN EN Market Report Now Available Electronically 
  • Home Nutrition Support Public Policy Leader Dies
  • eLearning Center Highlights 

 

February 2019

  • ASPEN Submits Comments to FDA for Drug Shortage Solutions
  • ASPEN Announces New NOVEL Project Tools at Patient Safety Movement Foundation Meeting
  • ASPEN Recommendations on Appropriate Dosing for Parenteral Nutrition
  • Pharmacy Practice News Publishes Two Nutrition Articles
  • Recently Published Article on Peri-operative Nutrition
  • Pediatric Feeding Disorder—Consensus Definition and Conceptual Framework
  • Enroll in AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery
  • Feeding Tube Awareness Week®
  • Nursing Article on ASPEN Pediatric Critical Care Guidelines
  • Parenteral Nutrition Education and Training Programs
  • Pre-Conference Courses at ASPEN19
  • Massachusetts Malnutrition Prevention Commission Report Released
  • U.S. NutritionDay Data Published in JPEN
  • 2019 ASPEN Board of Directors Nominations Open
  • American Society for Nutrition Seeks Input
  • eLearning Center Highlights

 

January 2019

  • ASPEN Announces New Chief Executive Officer
  • ASPEN Recommendations on Appropriate Dosing for Parenteral Nutrition
  • Clinical Nutrition Informatics Webinar: Free for Members
  • Patient Safety Movement Foundation Conference
  • NOVEL Project Annual Newsletter
  • Omegaven® Now Available in the U.S. from Fresenius Kabi
  • HHS Secretary Azur Speaks on Malnutrition
  • ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness Video Series
  • Feeding Tube Awareness Week®
  • ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference
  • Patient Stories
  • ASPEN Publishes First Guidebook on Enteral Medication Administration
  • eLearning Center Highlights

 

2018

 
  • ASPEN Leader Speaks at FDA Drug Shortage Meeting
  • Comments and Suggestions Wanted on Draft Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research
  • ASPEN Leader Outlines Best Practices for Tube Feeding Placement in American Nurse Today
  • New Website for Clinical Guidelines and TRUST Scorecards
  • New Insurance Guide for Chronically Ill
  • Patient Stories
  • Expand Your Knowledge and Skills with SmartPN Video Series and Care Pathway
  • New Drug Application for GATTEX® for Children with Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Special Webinar on Malnutrition Within VA Hospitals and Beyond: Lessons and Opportunities for Non-VA Organizations
  • New ASPEN Guidebook On Enteral Medication Administration
  • Article Highlights ASPEN’s ICU Bundle Promoting Enteral Nutrition
  • Dr. Sanjeev Arora of Project ECHO Keynotes ASPEN19
  • eLearning Center Highlights
  • Hospital Sites Being Recruited for New Study to Validate Malnutrition Clinical Characteristics
  
 
 
  • Standards for Nutrition Support: Adult Hospitalized Patients Published
  • New SmartPN Video Series Launched
  • ASPEN Publishes First Guidebook on Enteral Medication Administration
  • ASPEN Guidelines on Home Parenteral Nutrition Catheters Published
  • Vitamin Safety Brief
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week Feedback
  • Study on Energy-Dense Versus Routine Enteral Nutrition in the Critically Ill
  • GLIM: Message to Nutrition Support Clinicians
  • Extended Use Dates to Assist With Sterile Water for Injection
  • Clinician Engagement in the EFFORT Trial Survey
  • ASPEN Leaders Acknowledged
  • ASPEN Leaders Present at Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE®) Meeting
  • eLearning Center Highlights
 
 
  • FDA Issues Letter Strongly Encouraging Use of New Enteral Connectors
  • Highlights of ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week 2018 
  • Educational Videos on Multi-Chamber Bag Parenteral Nutrition 
  • GLIM Message to All ASPEN and Academy Members  
  • ASPEN Past President Made ESPEN Honorary Member  
  • ASPEN Leaders Present at International Meeting
  • Patient Weight as a Safety Issue 
  • ASPEN Leaders Participate in a Drug Shortage Listening Session and Summit 
  • Pediatric Malnutrition and Outcomes Paper Published 
  • NOVEL Project Clinical Recommendations Paper  
  • AHRQ Publishes New Report on Malnutrition
  • eLearning Center Highlights
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Malnutrition Clinical Characteristics and Staffing Study
  • ASPEN History
 
 
  • Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM) Paper Published in JPEN and Clinical Nutrition
  • AHRQ Publishes New Report on Malnutrition
  • Fish Oil Triglycerides Injectable Emulsion Approved
  • Nutrition Support Appointees to BPS Specialty Council 
  • PN Remains on ISMP’s List of High-Alert Medications in Acute Care Settings
  • Nutrition Product Shortage Update 
  • NOVEL Project Clinical Recommendations Paper 
  • Patient Weight as a Safety Issue
  • Register for Malnutrition Awareness Week 2018
  • New Malnutrition Resources 
  • Submit Your Abstract for the ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference
  • ASPEN Public Policy Award Nominations Due September 30
  • Join the 2018 MQii Learning Collaborative
  • ASPEN History
 
 
  • New WHO Guidelines Highlight the Importance of Nutrition 
  • Enteral Nutrition Care Pathway for Critically-Ill Adult Patients 
  • ASPEN 2018 Lyn Howard Award Winner Publishes NCP Commentary
  • Nutrition Product Shortage Update 
  • FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Addresses Drug Shortages
  • Beth Lyman Authors Article on NG Tube Placement and Verification 
  • ASPEN Publishes Updated Research Agenda
  • Apply for ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation Grants 
  • Expanded Program for Malnutrition Awareness Week 2018
  • ASPEN Publishes Recommendations on PN and EHR Systems
  • ASPEN eLearning Center
  • ASPEN eBooks Now Available for Libraries and Other Institutional Accounts
  • Innovative Products
 
 
  • Resources for PN Electrolyte and Mineral Shortages
  • ASPEN Welcomes 2018-2019 President, Nilesh Mehta, MD
  • Nutrition Product Shortage Update
  • ASPEN Needs Experts for an EN Task Force
  • New Approved ENFit Cleaning Procedures
  • Help Us Put a Spotlight on Malnutrition
  • Q-Code for Enteral Product
  • NOVEL Project Releases Education Videos on Best Practices for Placement and Verification of NG Tubes in Pediatric Patients
  • New ASPEN eBook Center Launched
  • Ohio Malnutrition Prevention Commission Report
  • Apply for ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation Grants
  • ASPEN Donates Free ASPEN19 Registration to Oley Conference Raffle
  • Professor Kenneth Fearon Memorial Cancer Cachexia Symposium
  • Innovative Products
 
  • Safety Alerts
  • NOVEL Project Releases Education Videos on Best Practices for Placement and Verification of NG Tubes in Pediatric Patients
  • Intravenous Lipid Emulsions (ILE) Video Series
  • Malnutrition Still Under Radar — Article Featuring ASPEN Leaders in Pharmacy Practice News
  • CMS Increases Payments for Durable Medical Equipment in Certain Areas
  • Customize Your Agenda for Malnutrition Awareness Week, September 24-28, 2018
  • Help us Better Understand the Adoption Rate of Safer Enteral Connectors
  • Amino Acids Shortage Update
  • DefeatMalnutrition.Today — Observing Older Americans Month
  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties Names ASPEN Members to Sterile Compounding Specialty Council
  • Grant and Research Award Opportunities
  • Innovative Products
 

 

May 2018

  • ASPEN Releases NOVEL Videos on Pediatric NG Tube Placement and Verification
  • Malnutrition Publication in The Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacy Practice News Articles on ASPEN18 Conference
  • Film Shines Light on Deadly Errors in Medicine
  • Examining Special Nutritional Requirements in Disease States – Available Online
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week™ 2018
  • Home Parenteral Nutrition Reimbursement and ASPEN Public Policy Efforts
  • Survey of Nutrition Management Practices in Centers for Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation
  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties Calls for Solid Organ Transplantation Specialty
  • NEW! Innovative Product of the Month
 
 
April 2018

  • PN Shortage Article Published in Pharmacy Practice News
  • Malnutrition QI Program and Improved Outcomes
  • PN Administration Competencies Published in NCP
  • ASPEN Public Policy Committee Members Visit Capitol Hill
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week™ 2018
  • Congress Approves Home Infusion Therapy Legislation
  • PN Pathway and Animated Video on ASPEN Website
  • News About ASPEN Journals
  • Pediatric Critical Care Guidelines Pocket Cards Coming Soon
  • JPEN Call for Associate Editors
  • Join the 2018 MQii Learning Collaborative
  • ICUs Needed for EFFORT Trial
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16
  • Enteral Nutrition by the Numbers

March 2018

  • ASPEN NOVEL Chair Presents at International Safety Summit
  • ASPEN19 Session Proposal Submission
  • Video Series on Dosing, Preparing, Administering ILE
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week™ 2018
  • Malnutrition Matters Education Program for Providers
  • PN Component Shortage Paper Just Published in NCP
  • New Malnutrition Outcomes Study Published in JPEN
  • ISMP Self Assessment Submission Deadline Now March 16, 2018
  • National Academies Workshop: Examining Special Nutritional Requirements in Disease States
  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces New Specialty for Compounded Sterile Preparations (CSP) Pharmacists
  • Join the 2018 MQii Learning Collaborative
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16
  • BPS Specialty Councils Call for 2019 Term Nominations
  • New Study on Calcium Chloride and Calcium Gluconate in Neonatal Parenteral Nutrition Solutions without Cysteine
  • ICUs Needed for EFFORT Trial
  • Enteral Nutrition by the Numbers

February 2018

  • Parenteral Nutrition Component Shortages
  • Feeding Tube Awareness Week®
  • Just Released – Intravenous Lipid Emulsions (ILE) Video Series
  • FDA Issues Corrected Report on EN Tube Misplacements
  • ICUs Needed for EFFORT Trial
  • Malnutrition Matters Education Program for Providers
  • Meet JoAnn Read, Co-author of the EN Market Report
  • Join the 2018 MQii Learning Collaborative
  • ASPEN19 Session Proposal Submission
  • Today's Dietitian Features Article on PN Appropriateness
  • New Slate Announced for ASPEN Board of Directors
  • NOVEL Project Update
  • ASPEN 2018 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference

 

January 2018 

  • Update on Parenteral Nutrition Component Shortages
  • Join ASHP's Push for Congressional Action on Drug Shortages
  • EN Market Report Available
  • Join the 2018 MQii Learning Collaborative
  • Data Snapshot: Complications Linked to Iatrogenic Enteral Feeding Tube Misplacements
  • New Nutrition-Focused CME/CE Monograph Published With The Hospitalist
  • DefeatMalnutrition.Today Newsletter: Malnutrition Connection
  • Testing for ENFit Syringes to be Available Over the Counter
  • Call for JPEN Associate Editors
  • Call for Nominations for Positions on the ASPEN Board of Directors
  • ASPEN 2018 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference

 

2017

December 2017

  • FDA Grants Temporary Importation of Pediatric Amino Acids
  • EN Market Report Available
  • New Nutrition-Focused CME/CE Monograph Published With The Hospitalist
  • EFFORT Trial Open for Registration
  • ASPEN Pediatric Intestinal Failure Section Publishes Survey Findings
  • ASPEN Public Policy Award Winners Announced
  • NOVEL Project Education Paper Published in Nutrition in Clinical Practice
  • ECRI’s #10 Top Technology Hazard – Slow Adaptation of ENFit® Connectors
  • Call for JPEN Associate Editors
  • Call for Nominations for Positions on the ASPEN Board of Directors
  • ASPEN 2018 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference

November 2017

  • Update on Parenteral Nutrition Component Shortages
  • New ASPEN Clinical Guidelines Co-Editor Selected
  • Compounded Sterile Preparations Petition and Public Comment
  • Parenteral Nutrition 101
  • EN Market Report Now Available
  • NOVEL Project Education Paper Published in Nutrition in Clinical Practice
  • ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment for High Alert Medications
  • ASPEN Announces New Director of Marketing and Communications
  • ASPEN 2018 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference

October 2017 

  • EN Market Report Now Available
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week™ A Huge Success
  • Sign Petition to Push Regulators to Encourage Conversion to ENFit®
  • PN Pathway Now on ASPEN Website
  • ASPEN President’s Address Published in JPEN
  • Content Validation of a Home Parenteral Nutrition–Patient-Reported Outcome Questionnaire Published in NCP
  • ASPEN Holds Leadership Summit
  • New in the Literature
  • Dr. Stanley Dudrick Named Among Top 25 Most Influential Physicians
  • ASPEN Announces Senior Director of Organizational Growth
  • ASPEN 2018 Nutrition Science and Practice Conference

September 2017 

  • PN Sodium Phosphate Shortage
  • PN Pathway Now on ASPEN Website
  • Review on Cancer Cachexia
  • Key Differences Between Critical Care Guidelines
  • National Academies DRI Report
  • Toolkit for Malnutrition Care Advocacy at the State Level Now Available
  • ASPEN Public Policy Award Nominations Due September 30
  • HPN Consumer Opportunity: Inform Your Patients
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week™
  • Back to School: Children on Nutrition Support Resource Paper Published
  • Pediatric Critical Care Guidelines Published
  • ASPEN 2018 Nutrition Science and Practice Conference

August 2017 

  • Pediatric Critical Care Guidelines Published
  • Two Parenteral Nutrition Safety Papers Published
  • School Children on Nutrition Support Resource Paper Published
  • FDA Extends Relizorb’s Approval to Children with Cystic Fibrosis Who Are Tube Fed
  • Celebrate HPN Awareness Week, August 7-11, 2017
  • ENFit® Adoption Webinars and Regional Summits
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week™
  • Medicare Part B Home Infusion Services Temporary Transitional Payment Act (HR 3163) Approved by the House
  • ASPEN Leaders Appointed to Ohio Malnutrition Prevention Commission
  • ASPEN 2018 Nutrition Science and Practice Conference
  • Clinical Practice Highlights on ASPEN Home Page and Archived

July 2017  

  • Sustain Research Paper to be Presented at Oley Conference
  • Parenteral Nutrition Product Shortages
  • Pediatric Critical Care Guidelines to be Published this Week
  • Hospital Inpatient Admissions with Dehydration and/or Malnutrition
  • ASPEN 2018 Nutrition Science and Practice Conference
  • 2016 Impact Factors Released
  • ENFit® Adoption Webinars and Regional Summits
  • Prevalence and Predictors of Weight Change Post Discharge from Hospital 
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week™

June 2017

  • Tube Feeding Consumer Stories
  • Study on Malnutrition and Outcomes in JPEN
  • AHRQ Conducting a Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
  • Medically Necessary Food Bill Introduced in Congress
  • ENFit® Adoption Survey: Understanding Facilities ENFit Implementation
  • Health Economics Study on HPN Patients in Current Issue of NCP
  • USP Chapter on Parenteral Nutrition
  • Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM
  • Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Publishes Report on Feeding Tube Displacement
  • Parenteral Nutrition Lipid Injectable Emulsion Products Shortage Considerations Published in Current Issue of NCP

May 2017 

  • ASPEN Public Policy Agenda
  • New Malnutrition Law in Virginia
  • Upcoming ASPEN Papers
  • New Enteral Connector Transition
  • ASPEN 2018 Nutrition Science and Practice Conference
  • ASPEN Staff Meet with CMS about Malnutrition
  • PN Appropriateness Paper Published in JPEN
  • NIH Nutrition Research Strategic Plan
  • Save at the ASPEN Bookstore

April 2017 

  • Public Policy Committee Leaders Make Capitol Hill Visits
  • PN Appropriateness Paper Published in JPEN
  • Multi-Chamber PN: Standardized, Commercial Products Tools and Resources
  • New Enteral Connector Transition
  • Smoflipid-Intralipid Look-Alike
  • Clinical Practice Committee Member Publishes EHR and Nutrition Documentation Paper
  • 2017 Lyn Howard Nutrition Support Consumer Advocacy Award Winner
  • Special PN Safety Programming for Pharmacy Residents

March 2017 

  • ASPEN Publishes Documents on Enterocutaneous Fistula Nutrition Care
  • Improving PN Safety: IVFE's New Name and Infusion Time Recommendation
  • PN Appropriateness Paper Published in JPEN
  • 2017 Harry M. Vars Award Recipient
  • ASPEN Leader Shares Experience as an ICU Patient
  • Oley Foundation and University of Kansas Recruiting HPN Patients
  • Slate of Candidates for the 2017 ASPEN Board of Directors

February 2017 

  • Feeding Tube Awareness Week® is February 6-10, 2017
  • Improve PN Safety: Avoid Using the Abbreviation IVFE
  • ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Use Survey
  • New Data Shows Malnutrition Strongly Associated with Hospital Readmissions
  • ASPEN Safe Practices for Enteral Nutrition Therapy Published
  • New Study Confirms Economic Value of Catheter Infection Prevention Measures
  • Premier Paper Session and the Harry M. Vars Award Competition at CNW17

January 2017 

  • New Data Shows Malnutrition Strongly Associated with Hospital Readmissions
  • ASPEN PN Safety Committee Wins ISMP Cheers Award
  • 21st Century Cures Bill Signed into Law by President Obama
  • JPEN Study: Nutrition Care may Cut Hospital Readmissions and LOS
  • ASPEN Wins Award for Malnutrition Initiative
  • Guidelines on Enterocutaneous Fistula Nutrition Management in JPEN
  • Two State Legislatures Approve Malnutrition Prevention Commissions
  • NOVEL Project Continues Work to Prevent Pediatric/Neonatal NG Tube Misplacement
  • Late Breaking Studies in Clinical Nutrition at CNW17

2016 

December 2016 

  • ASPEN PN Safety Committee Wins ISMP Cheers Award
  • ASPEN Safe Practices for Enteral Nutrition Therapy Published
  • ASPEN Member Survey on Nutrition Assessment
  • Choosing Wisely: Feeding Tubes for People with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • PN Safe Use Resource Center
  • GEDSA Develops Resource to Find ENFit Products
  • Study from Emory: Children with Feeding Tubes Benefit Most from Multidisciplinary Care
  • Call for Nominations for Positions on the ASPEN Board of Directors

November 2016 

  • ASPEN US Member Survey On IV Fat Emulsion Use
  • AHRQ Statistical Brief on Malnutrition and Infographic Available
  • Malnutrition Electronic Quality Measures Under Review
  • ASPEN Board Approves Guidelines on Enterocutaneous Fistula Nutrition Management
  • Free Live Webinar
  • Cochrane Library Releases Protocol for Review on Neonatal Feeding
  • 2016 Rhoads Lecture Published in JPEN
  • Check Out the Content for Clinical Nutrition Week 2017 

September/October 2016 

  • AHRQ Statistical Brief on Malnutrition Just Published
  • ASPEN's Malnutrition Awareness Week™ a Success
  • Malnutrition the Topic at Senate Briefing
  • Article on ENFit® Connectors in AJHP
  • JPEN Publishes Tutorial on PN Management in Hospitalized Adults
  • Clinical Nutrition Week 2017 Preliminary Program now Available
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Publishes Enteral Nutrition Guidelines

August 2016  

  • PN Compounding and Order Review Competencies Published in August NCP
  • ASPEN's Malnutrition Awareness Week™ Has Over 20 Supporter Organizations
  • ASPEN Nursing Leaders Selected as Fellows
  • Celebrate HPN Awareness Week
  • Latest PN Product Shortage Considerations
  • ASHP Endorses ASPEN Standards of Practice

July 2016 

  • ASPEN's Malnutrition Awareness Week™ Wins Prestigious Association Award
  • PN Compounding and Order Review Competencies Published
  • Latest PN Product Shortage Considerations
  • ASPEN Nursing Standards Published
  • Public Policy Update