Parenteral Nutrition Support: Order Writing, Adjusting Solutions and Monitoring Webinar

Course Expires March 11, 2023
Credits: 1.5
Accreditations: CDR

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Questions about Parenteral Nutrition in Post-acute Care (PAC)? Join award winning dietitian, Elizabeth Wall, as she helps clear the confusion – so you can care for your patients on parenteral nutrition with confidence!

This webinar will focus on the nuts and bolts required for safe and competent parenteral (PN) order writing. The RDN will learn to use estimated or measured fluid, macro- and micronutrient needs to write an initial parenteral nutrition (PN) order and safely advance the formula to goal. Uses of pre-mixed PN formulas and various lipid emulsions will be discussed.

The presentation will also include a discussion of key data required for monitoring patients on both short and long term PN support.

Note: If you purchase the live session, the recording is automatically added to your BDA account. To access the recording, sign into your BDA account at: and choose Webinars.

After completing this continuing education course the learner should be able to:

1. Describe the indications for use of parenteral nutrition (PN) support.
2. Demonstrate how to safely initiate and advance the PN to meet established nutrient requirements.
3. Utilize appropriate tools to monitor patients on long term PN.

This course is intended for: RDNs

CDR Activity Number: Live 155759  / Recorded: 156267

Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar/ 175 Recorded Pre-approved CPE

CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 5000: Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • 5090: Adults
  • 5280: Nutrient Deficiencies
  • 5440: Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support

Suggested Performance Indicators:

  • 10.2.8: Establishes the plan of care, directly addressing the nutrition diagnosis in collaboration with the patient in defining the time, frequency and duration of the intervention.
  • 10.2.10: Monitors and identifies factors affecting patient progress in meeting goals.
  • 10.2.11: Monitors, identifies and adjusts the intervention based on patient progress in meeting established goals.
  • 10.2.12: Establishes new goals and a new plan of care when original or interim goals are met.

Note: Numerous other Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.


Elizabeth Wall, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC​ is a senior member of the Adult GI/Nutrition Support Service at the University of Chicago Medicine. She manages patients both in the hospital and at home. Elizabeth’s specialty areas are in the management of short bowel syndrome and other malabsorptive disorders; management of home parenteral nutrition patients; and troubleshooting mechanical tube problems or enteral feeding intolerance for patients on long-term home enteral feedings. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Elizabeth is an active participant in several human research protocols including the use of teduglutide in parenteral nutrition dependent short bowel syndrome and bio-markers of abnormal liver function in long-term PN patients. She is an active member of the Short Bowel Syndrome subgroup of DIGID and a faculty member of the DNS Advance Practice Residency. Elizabeth serves as part-time faculty at DePaul University, teaching adult learners the basics of nutrition science. She is an author of multiple book chapters, journal publications, and has presented at FNCE, ASPEN, and ESPEN symposia. She is a past recipient of the recipient of The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition’s Distinguished Nutrition Support Dietitian, Advanced Clinical Practice Award.

Disclosures: No conflict of interest exists for this webinar.


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