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This program offers a discussion of the management of electrolytes within Parenteral Nutrition (PN). Clinicians (physicians, pharmacists, dietitians) in the U.S. tend to use PN as part of the electrolyte management plan. Clinicians often adjust electrolyte levels frequently based on patient’s lab results.
This program shares data that demonstrates the high prevalence of hospital malnutrition and the need for higher levels of nutrition education. Malnutrition rates in the U.S. range from 30-50%1 and remain a serious issue in hospitalized patients, showing no improvement in the past 20 years. By increasing physician and other clinician education and awareness, current practices of prescribing Parenteral Nutrition can be improved to help address hospital malnutrition.
1 Data on file, Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
Traditionally, nutrition support in the critically ill has been focused on providing gut stimulation and modulating the patient’s immune response. More recently, the practice of Goal-Directed Nutrition Therapy, has been supported by the latest clinical evidence and guidelines. This program reviews some of the latest nutrition guidelines for critically ill patients and helps demonstrate the various roles for Parenteral Nutrition in this patient population.
Effective nutrition support is an important aspect of pediatric patient care. This program discusses the unique challenges with pediatric patients such as:
This program discusses current Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) landscape and hospital acquired malnutrition, introduces Parenteral Nutrition as a treatment option to improve malnutrition and demonstrate the simplification/efficiency of Parenteral Nutrition.
*These are non-accredited programs funded by Baxter.