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PN Safety Series Part 1: Prescribing and Communicating the Parenteral Nutrition Order

‐ May 1, 2017 3:30pm

Credits: None available.

CE credit available for nurses, pharmacists and physicians

Total Credit Hours: 1.50

Start Date: May 1, 2017

Expiration Date (all CE credit must be claimed by the expiration date): April 30, 2019

Format: Online as MP3 audio files and handouts as PDF documents

Goals and Target Audience: The PN safety training series is designed for dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the provision of PN to patients in all settings from the hospital to home. The training series is designed to educate healthcare professionals on safe PN practices to then empower those individuals to modify processes within their organizations.

Successful Completion: Each enduring program in the four part series is accredited separately. To obtain credit for each enduring program, participants must listen to the recording in full, pass the post test with a score of 100% and complete an evaluation via the electronic CE system in A.S.P.E.N.’s eLearning Center, which is accessible from any internet connection at www.nutritioncare.org/elearning. Participants may log in using the email address and password on file with A.S.PE.N.

Please note, to receive the Certificate of Training in Parenteral Nutrition Safety, participants must successfully complete all four enduring programs and claim CE credits for each.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common types of PN administration errors.
  • Describe system-based strategies to enhance the safety of PN administration.
  • List factors that promote or inhibit the use of the PN Safety Consensus Recommendations in the administration phase of PN.
  • Propose action items to promote use of the PN Safety Consensus Recommendations for PN administration.

Accreditation Statements

Nurses, Pharmacists, and Physicians:

In support of improving patient care, The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

A.S.P.E.N. designates each enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) per activity. Knowledge activities.

A.S.P.E.N. designates this [each] enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM per activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A.S.P.E.N. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 3970.


Prescribing and Communicating the Parenteral Nutrition Order: 216-0000-17-088-H05-P.

A Systematic Approach to Parenteral Nutrition Order Review and Verification: 0216-0000-17-090-H05-P.

Compounding Parenteral Nutrition Admixtures: 0216-0000-17-091-H05-P.

Strategies to Optimize Safety during Parenteral Nutrition Administration: 0216-0000-17-092-H05-P


CE credit is not available for dietitians for this renewal program. CE credit for dietitians expired April 30, 2017 for the original program.


Any grievances should be addressed in writing to Director of Education - A.S.P.E.N. - 8630 Fenton Street - Suite 412 - Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Commercialism: A.S.P.E.N. subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. A.S.P.E.N. does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional content. A.S.P.E.N. does not endorse any products.

Privacy and Confidentiality: A.S.P.E.N. respects the privacy of its members and website visitors. Companies that receive personal information from A.S.P.E.N. in order to execute the business of A.S.P.E.N. may use personal information only for that purpose.

Refund Policy: Refunds are not available.

Faculty Disclosures:

Nothing to disclose: Patricia Worthington, Jane Gervasio, Michael Kraft, David Seres, Beverly Holcombe

Joseph Boullata: speaker for BBraun and Fresenius Kabi, received honoraria. Will ensure presentation is free of any commercial influence.

Gordon Sacks: Baxter Healthcare, Consulting & Grant Support/ Abbott Nutrition, Grant Support/ Fresenius Kabi, Consultant. Will ensure presentation is free of any commercial influence.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
Funding has been obtained for this program in the form of an unrestricted grant from Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC.

Requirements for Participation:

Adobe Flash Plugin

Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari

Computer with speakers/headset

Broadband Internet connection

* Also compatible with iOS- and Android-based tablets and smartphones.

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Credits: None available.