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Expert Roundtable on Safe Parenteral Nutrition

How to take care of safe parenteral nutrition - a life-saving treatment for preterm or severely sick infants   EFCNI hosted two digital roundtables on parenteral nutrition with the aim to improve optimal nutritional care of preterm or severely sick babies who cannot be adequately fed by mouth or through a feeding tube. On this occasion, a multidisciplinary panel of German key experts in this field including neonatologists, pharmacists, hygiene experts, nurses and parent representatives as well as representatives of…
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Optimal practice in neonatal parenteral nutrition: The role of quality improvement and risk management in providing high-quality parenteral nutrition

An interview with Professor Nicholas Embleton In some infants, parenteral nutrition is the only way to provide the necessary nutrients for days or weeks. Being an invasive procedure, it also carries potential risks and therefore, requires certain infrastructure and thorough risk management paired with continuous quality assessment in order to ensure high quality of parenteral nutrition in daily practice. In this interview, Professor Nicholas Embleton from The Newcastle-upon-Tyne hospital & Newcastle University shares his view and experiences on means of…
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A cost-consequences analysis on increased utilisation of triple chamber bag parenteral nutrition

The safety of parenteral nutrition (PN) remains a concern in preterm neonates, impacting clinical outcomes and health-care-resource use and costs. This cost-consequence analysis assessed national-level impacts of a 10-percentage point increase in use of industry-prepared three-chamber bags (3CBs) on clinical outcomes, healthcare resources, and hospital budgets across seven European countries estimating the impact on compounding error harm and bloodstream infection (BSI) rates, staff time, and annual hospital budget. Due to mostly human errors during the compounding and preparation processes, manually…
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New position paper on parenteral nutrition launched

EFCNI  proudly announces the launch of their position paper “Addressing the nutritional emergency of preterm birth – Optimal practice in neonatal parenteral nutrition”! In July 2018, several international medical experts from various countries met in Munich for the international EFCNI roundtable on parenteral nutrition. During this roundtable, the content of the position paper was elaborated, highlighting the importance of parenteral…
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Parenteral nutrition for ill and preterm infants – meeting nutritional needs in the NICU

Interview with Professor Nadja Haiden, Medical University of Vienna, Austria Babies with a healthy digestive tract usually get their nutrition by drinking breastmilk and digesting. This provides the body with the nutrients necessary for growth and development. However, babies who are born very preterm or have certain illnesses often cannot be fed by mouth or by a feeding tube. In this case, they require so-called parenteral nutrition,…
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