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Why Attend? Safe, long-term parenteral nutrition (PN) has contributed to the survival of many children. Today, virtually every home infusion clinician is likely to become involved in the management of parenteral nutrition pediatric patients. Attending this NHIA webinar will help you optimize the care of your chronic HPN pediatric patient (1 CE credit).

Join industry expert Kathleen Gura, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FPPAG, FASPEN as she shares best practices in preventing and managing complications of HPN therapy for children. Hear first-hand about:

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

Q & A session to follow the presentation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Enumerate the conditions for which home parenteral nutrition (HPN) may be prescribed.
  2. Characterize the common indications and the unique nutritional requirements of pediatric HPN patients.
  3. Identify common complications in pediatric HPN patients and describe corresponding interventions.
  4. Apply core knowledge of HPN in answering questions presented in case study format for a pediatric HPN patient.

About the Presenter:

Kathleen M. Gura, Pharm D, BCNSP, FASHP, FPPAG, FASPEN
Clinical Research Program Manager
Clinical Nutrition Service
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Boston Children’s Hospital

Kathleen M. Gura is the Clinical Research Program Manager and a clinical pharmacist with the Clinical Nutrition Service in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the MCPHS University in Boston. Her professional focus is on academic clinical pharmacy and research, and her topics of expertise include parenteral nutrition associated liver disease, nutritional support for the critically ill pediatric patient, nutritional support in intestinal failure, sterile products preparation, aluminum toxicity, and drug-nutrient interactions. Certified as a Nutritional Support Pharmacist, Dr. Gura is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She is also a member of many pharmaceutical societies, including the ASHP, ASPEN, the American Society for Nutrition, and the European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She has numerous awards including the 2012 Distinguished Pharmacist award from the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) and the 2008 ASPEN Serlick Award for safe practice in the field of parenteral nutrition. She was also awarded the 2009 Drug Therapy Research Award of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists.

Dr. Gura is the author of several book chapters on pediatric nutrition and has written more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on topics such as the parenteral nutrition associated cholestasis, clinical practice guidelines for parenteral nutrition, and the use of parenteral nutrition in the neonate. Along with Drs. Tom Jaksic and Christopher Duggan, she is a co-editor of the textbook, Clinical Management of Intestinal Failure. Her research in the area of PN associate liver injury has been funded by the March of Dimes with additional funding coming from the FDA’s Orphan Drug Development Program.


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This webinar is supported by Fresenius Kabi.



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