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Parenteral Nutrition Solutions: Developing a Playbook for the Multidisciplinary Team

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Supported by an educational grant from Baxter


May 31, 2023


May 31, 2024


Elisabeth De Waele, MD, PhD
Medical Director Clinical Nutrition
Intensive Care Department
Associated Professor
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium
Andrew Mays, PharmD, MBA, BCNSP, CNSC, FASPEN
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Nutrition Support
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Jackson, MS
Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD-AP, LDN, CNSC
Team Leader Dietitian Specialist, Department of Nutrition
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA


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The following financial relationships have been provided:

Elisabeth De Waele, MD, PhD
Sources of Funding for Research: Baxter Healthcare, Danone/Nutricia
Advisor or Review Panel member: Baxter Healthcare, Danone/Nutricia

Andrew Mays, PharmD, MBA, BCNSP, CNSC, FASPEN
Advisor or Review Panel member: Baxter
Speakers' Bureau: Fresenius Kabi

Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD-AP, LDN, CNSC
Advisory Board: Baxter

Discussion of Off-Label, Investigational, or Experimental Drug/Device Use: None


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This activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hours.

ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0396-0000-23-006-H01-P
Activity Type: Application


This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and dietitians who manage clinical nutrition.


This activity will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. To receive credit, learners are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 80% must be achieved on the posttest. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

Partial credit may not be awarded for CPE; participation in the complete activity is required to receive credit.


In these highlights from a recent nutrition conference, a multidisciplinary panel of experts discuss a range of topics, including the role of indirect calorimetry, protein requirements, intravenous lipid emulsions, and the nutrition support team. Also highlighted in this series are a real-world patient case and the questions and answers/panel discussion. An accompanying infographic on the importance of the nutrition support team and how to organize one can be downloaded and shared with your team. 


Despite the continued focus on underfeeding and its consequences in hospital settings, 30%-50% of hospitalized patients can be characterized as being malnourished. Further, critical illness interferes with adequate nutritional intake. A recent study of ICU patients found that approximately 30% of patients had malnutrition. Compounding these gaps include a continued fragmentation of nutrition care not only in the ICU but also during the transition of patients back home. To better overcome these ongoing gaps, this education designed for clinicians on the multidisciplinary nutrition support team will highlight the role of newer energy expenditure assessment strategies (e.g. indirect calorimetry), the latest recommendations for protein and intravenous lipid emulsions, the potential use of multichamber bags, and transitions of care.


Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Discuss advances in the use of indirect calorimetry for measuring energy expenditure in patients needing nutritional support
  • Identify protein requirements for optimized nutrition support for patients
  • Employ intravenous lipid emulsions (ILEs) into the care of patients receiving nutrition support  
  • Formulate strategies to improve transitions in care for patients receiving nutrition support


Topic #1: Implementing Optimal Nutrition Support in Critically Ill Patients
Topic #2: Meeting Protein Requirements in Critically Ill Patients
Topic #3: Meeting Fatty Acid and Caloric Requirements in Critically Ill Patients
Topic #4: Patient Case Discussion
Topic #5: Panel Discussion


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