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M. Petrea Cober

Challenges in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Speaker: M. Petrea Cober , PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Abstract:

Critically ill neonates and infants are often unable to maintain adequate nutrition through the enteral route and require parenteral nutrition. Due to their increased nutritional needs, small size, and limited overall fluid intake, neonatal/infant parenteral nutrition requires specialized knowledge of stability and compatibility of parenteral nutrition macronutrients and micronutrients. Special attention will be given to issues involving protein requirements, glucose infuse rates, provision of lipid injectable emulsions utilizing newer products, calcium and phosphate compatibility, and challenges with limited intravenous access.