WEB181211 - PN Shortages and Use of Multi-Chamber Bag PN Products

Dec 11, 2018 2:30pm ‐ Dec 11, 2018 4:00pm

Credits: None available.


Parenteral nutrition component shortages are frequent and concerning to the nutrition support practitioner given the limited availability of therapeutic alternatives. Fortunately, during the last decade, several standardized commercially-available parenteral nutrition (MCB-PN) products have entered the market. This presentation will cover the types of products available for use in the United States and the evidence regarding use of these products and patient populations to consider during shortages. The presentation will also describe the experience of operationalizing MCB-PN in a rapid manner in a large, academic institution, highlighting “things to remember” when implementing use of these products with prescribing and electronic prescribing. The faculty will take a practical approach to presenting this information through the utilization of case presentations.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the types of MCB-PN available on the U.S. market.
  • Summarize evidence associated with MCB-PN.
  • Identify the challenges associated with implementing MCB-PN in an institution. 
  • Discover safe practices for prescribing, dispensing and administration.


  • Maya Guggari, MS, RD, CNSC, LD, Registered Dietitian Specialist, Seton Medical Center, Austin, TX
  • Harlan Husted, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, NICU, Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno, CA


  • Caitlin Curtis, PharmD, BCNSP, Nutrition Support Consultant Pharmacist and Pharmacist Educator, Self-Employed, Austin, TX
  • Erin M. Nystrom, PharmD, BCNSP, Clinical Specialist in Nutrition Support, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Credits Available

The Use and Operationalization of Multi-Chamber Bag Parenteral Nutrition Products (MCB-PN) During PN Shortages

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