Abstract: Parenteral nutrition (PN) is a feeding mode suitable for children that do not achieve requirements via the enteral route. For this intervention to be successful, healthcare professionals require: knowledge on nutrient requirements; access to an aseptic compounding facility; and a system that ensures adequate and safe delivery of PN. Previously, it was thought that individualised PN was the “gold standard” for delivering nutrients to children; however, studies have highlighted concerns regarding inadequate delivery of nutrients, prescribing and compounding errors. We, therefore, set out to develop and implement all-in-one (AIO) paediatric PN solutions. Through a systematic approach, four AIO PN solutions were developed: birth–two months of age (Ped 1); two months–10 kg (Ped 2); 11–15 kg (Ped 3); and 16–30 kg (Ped 4). We implemented them with the help of a teaching pack, over a one month time period, and reviewed usage at six months. At that time, five children initially received standard PN without electrolyte changes; but after a few days, electrolytes needed amendments, and three required individualised PN. A change to AIO PN is feasible and safe; however, some may require electrolyte changes, and there will always be those that will require individualised PN.
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Meyer, R.; Timmermann, M.; Schulzke, S.; Kiss, C.; Sidler, M.A.; Furlano, R.I. Developing and Implementing All-in-One Standard Paediatric Parenteral Nutrition. Nutrients 2013, 5, 2006-2018.
Meyer R, Timmermann M, Schulzke S, Kiss C, Sidler MA, Furlano RI. Developing and Implementing All-in-One Standard Paediatric Parenteral Nutrition. Nutrients. 2013; 5(6):2006-2018.
Meyer, Rosan; Timmermann, Meike; Schulzke, Sven; Kiss, Caroline; Sidler, Marc A.; Furlano, Raoul I. 2013. "Developing and Implementing All-in-One Standard Paediatric Parenteral Nutrition." Nutrients 5, no. 6: 2006-2018.