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Optimizing Patient Care During a Multivitamin Shortage

Mar 4, 2021 4:00pm ‐ Mar 4, 2021 5:30pm



This webinar will provide clinicians with a review of ASPEN’s recommendations and practical considerations to optimize patient care across the age continuum during an intravenous multivitamin shortage. The role of and safe use of temporarily imported multivitamins will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an IV multivitamin shortage management plan for pediatric and neonatal patients requiring parenteral nutrition.
  • Develop an IV multivitamin shortage management plan for adult PN patients from acute care to home care.
  • Identify potential safety risks when implementing an IV multivitamins shortage management plan.
  • Understand the process for temporary importation of foreign sourced medications for use during a shortage.
  • Describe the benefits and challenges of using a foreign sourced medication during a drug shortage.


  • 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
  • Diana Wells Mulherin, PharmD, BCNSP, BCCCP, Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Nutrition Support, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Beverly Holcombe, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FASPEN, Clinical Practice Specialist, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Silver Spring, MD
Tags: webinar

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Li-Li Chen-Minnucci
3/4/21 10:18 pm

Excellent presentation. Very comprehensive, provide practical tool