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The delivery of home parenteral nutrition (HPN) began in the 1980’s when a patient in need of life-long nutrition support successfully received care while experiencing a better quality of life than could be achieved at a medical facility. Today, virtually every home infusion clinician is likely to become involved in the management of parenteral nutrition patients. Attending this NHIA webinar will help you optimize the care of your chronic HPN adult patient (1 CE credit).

Join industry expert Gordon Sacks, PharmD, BCNSP, FCCP, Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, as he shares best practices in preventing and managing complications of HPN therapy. Hear first-hand about:

  • Best practices for safely administering PN in the home setting
  • Guidelines for preventing errors and adverse events dverse events
  • Assimilating the latest guidelines and research findings to provide evidence-based care to home adult patients

Q & A session to follow the presentation.


Learning Objectives

  1. Enumerate the conditions for which home parenteral nutrition (HPN) may be prescribed.
  2. Describe best practices and guidelines for avoiding errors, minimizing adverse events and promoting safe administration of PN in the home setting.
  3. Describe current adult nutritional requirements and recommendations for preventing and addressing common complications stemming from long term PN use in adult home infusion patients.
  4. Apply core knowledge of HPN in answering questions presented in case study format for an adult long term HPN patient.

About the Presenter:

Gordon Sacks, PharmD, BCNSP, FCCP, earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas (1994) after receiving his B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Auburn University (1989).

He has completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Huntsville Hospital and a 2-year Nutrition Support Fellowship at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. During his tenure at the University of Mississippi (1995-2001), he achieved the rank of Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and was Coordinator of the Nutrition Support Team at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Sacks was a Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison from 2001-2008 and served as Chair of the Pharmacy Practice Division in the School of Pharmacy. He was also Coordinator of the Surgical Nutrition Support Team at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI. Starting in January 2009, Dr. Sacks became Department Head of Pharmacy Practice at the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. He has been a board-certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist since 1995.

Dr. Sacks is active in numerous scientific and professional societies. He is a member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) and has held offices in both the national and state organizations.

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Save the Date!
NHIA Talk Infusion Webinar
Developments in Home Parenteral Nutrition: Preventing and Managing Complications in Pediatric Patients
October 26, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM ET

Questions? Email Education@NHIA.org for more information.

This webinar is supported by Fresenius Kabi.



NHIA Talk Infusion webinars are sponsored by NHIA Future of Infusion Advisory Council (FIAC).