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Appropriate Parenteral Nutrition Prescribing in the Age of Drug Shortages

Jun 18, 2019 3:00pm ‐ Jun 18, 2019 4:30pm



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 a 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


  • Beverly Holcombe, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FASPEN, Clinical Practice Specialist, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Silver Spring, MD


  • David S. Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN, Director Medical Nutrition; Associate Professor of Medicine; Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Mary Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN, Clinical Coordinator – NICU, Akron Children’s Hospital; Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Professional Development, Northeast Ohio Medical University, College of Pharmacy, Akron OH
Tags: webinar

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