Ensuring the Safe Use of Parenteral Nutrition: Managing Shortages and Beyond

Ensuring the Safe Use of Parenteral Nutrition: Managing Shortages and Beyond

Initiative Overview

A Resource Center for Pharmacists, Physicians, Dietitians, and Nurses

Developed by an interprofessional steering committee, this new ASHP resource center is designed to provide physicians, pharmacists, dietitians, nurses, and other healthcare providers with up-to-date guidelines and other tools to ensure the safe use of parenteral nutrition (PN). Resources include information on prescribing PN; daily requirements for PN macro -and micronutrients; compounding, labeling and dispensing PN; monitoring patients receiving PN, as well as strategies for managing the challenges of PN component shortages and preparing for the future when shortages abate.

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