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Tools/Toolkit > Multi-use Website
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 412, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
This Web site includes a toolkit, posters, and educational materials to support safe tube feedings and prevent tubing misconnections.
Journal Article > Review
Guenter P, Hicks RW, Simmons D. Nutr Clin Pract. 2009;24:325-334.
Journal Article > Study
Frequency and severity of harm of medication errors related to the parenteral nutrition process in a large university teaching hospital.
Sacks GS, Rough S, Kudsk KA. Pharmacotherapy. 2009;29:966-974.
Approximately 1 in 60 prescriptions for parenteral nutrition resulted in a medication error, most of which occurred at the preparation or administration stages.
ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin. July 31, 2011;11:1-2.
This announcement reports on mistaken intravenous administration of breast milk and provides recommendations to prevent parenteral administration of enteral nutrition.
Journal Article > Commentary
Ayers P, Adams S, Boullata J, et al. Nutr Clin Pract. 2014;29:277-282.
This commentary describes strategies to promote the use of parenteral nutrition safety guidelines in practice. The authors include examples of how checklists can improve adoption of best practices and discuss the potential for instituting policies and providing information about drug shortages to drive integration of the recommendations into daily work.
Clark C. HealthLeaders Media. September 18, 2014.
This news article explores the validity of recent reports by an interdisciplinary consortium that one in three hospitalized patients is malnourished and suggests further research is required to understand this potential patient safety problem.
Decerbo M. Pharmacy Practice News. September 13, 2018.
Parenteral nutrition errors can result in patient malnutrition and harm. Reporting on how insufficient understanding of malnutrition contributes to its presence in health care, this news article suggests that both general guidelines and tailored approaches to nutrition are necessary to keep hospitalized patients safe. Improvements in addressing the complicated needs of patients who are older or have cancer illustrate progress made toward the effective delivery of nutrition.