Ins and Outs of Parenteral Nutrition Electrolyte and Fluid Management

Sunday, October 9
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
CE: 1.5
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 170529


Parenteral nutrition (PN) is a complex and potentially error-prone therapy that requires coordination among multiple healthcare disciplines. Varying degrees of PN expertise among healthcare practitioners and decreased access to PN components due to shortages further contribute to risk. In this session, presenters will cover both adult and pediatric populations and focus on the principles of electrolyte and fluid management as key aspects to providing safe and effective PN. They will also discuss troubleshooting options in the setting of PN component shortages.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how standardization of the PN process enhances safe provision of PN and identify opportunities for standardization
  • Describe electrolyte and fluid management in the adult and pediatric PN patient and identify where and when customization is appropriate
  • List current PN component shortages and recommendations for mitigating the negative impact of limited resources

Performance Indicators:

  • 6.2.3 Analyzes and interprets data to form valid conclusions and to make recommendations.
  • 8.1.4 Integrates knowledge of macro- and micronutrients for digestion, absorption and metabolism throughout the lifespan in practice.
  • 10.3.3 Prioritizes specific nutrition problems to inform nutrition care plans
    and processes.