Pursuing excellence in parenteral nutrition safety

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#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Hudson, L.M. and Boullata, J.I. (2014) A Quality Improvement Case Report: An Institution’s Experience in Pursuing Excellence in Parenteral Nutrition Safety. JPEN: Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. January 7th. [epub ahead of print].

Abstract:

The medication-use process surrounding parenteral nutrition (PN) is complex and associated with safety concerns. Standardization and communication throughout the PN-use process are a valued risk management strategy. Regardless of an organization’s current policies, procedures, and practices, further improvements in the PN-use process are always possible. This takes concerted effort, collaboration, and time but is within the reach of any organization. A case report of one institution’s quality improvement initiative in the PN-use process is described.

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