Available Until 2/8/2024

Parenteral Nutrition: Promoting an Umbrella of Safety

Content Release Date: 2/8/2023
Expiration Date: 2/8/2024
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: up to 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)
Activity Fee:  Free

Activity Overview

Lipid injectable emulsions (ILEs) are complex formulations that provide a source of energy and fatty acids for parenteral nutrition (PN) therapy. This educational activity will review appropriate dosing of ILEs taking into account the goal of preventing essential fatty acid deficiency. Guidelines and recommendations on ILE safety, PN compatibility, and safe transitions of care for patients receiving PN will be evaluated. Strategies for applying these guidelines and recommendations that lead to improved patient outcomes will also be outlined. 

*Please note, this activity was presented live on December 5, 2022 as part of the ASHP 2022 Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition. You can only claim credit once for this activity; live or home study

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists involved with parenteral nutrition in hospitals and health systems. 

After participating in this CPE activity, learners should be able to:

ACPE Number: 0204-0000-22-426-H05-P

  • Summarize appropriate dosing of lipid injectable emulsions (ILEs) to prevent essential fatty acid deficiency in patients.
  • Apply current guidelines to the safe care of patients receiving parenteral nutrition (PN).
  • Outline strategies for safe transitions of care in patients receiving PN to improve patient outcomes. 

Angela L. Bingham, PharmD, BCCCP, BCNSP, BCPS, FASHP, FASPEN, FCCP, Activity Chair
Vice Chair and Clinical Associate Professor
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Saint Joseph's University
Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Cooper University Health Care
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

More information on Angela L. Bingham
Angela L. Bingham, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP, FASHP, FASPEN, FCCP is Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Saint Joseph’s University and Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Cooper University Health Care in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Bingham earned her Pharm.D. degree from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia, South Carolina. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, followed by a PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis in conjunction with The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She practices as a Critical Care/Nutrition Support Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, New Jersey. 


Phil Ayers, PharmD, BS Pharm, BCNSP, FMSHP, FASHP
Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Jackson, Mississippi  

More information on Phil Ayers

Phil Ayers, BS, PharmD, BCNSP, FMSHP, FASHP, is a clinical specialist in nutrition support at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi and serves the Department of Pharmacy as Chief of Clinical Pharmacy Services. Dr. Ayers also serves as Clinical Associate Professor with the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi. He currently serves the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) on the Board of Directors as President-Elect and is Past Chair of the ASPEN Parenteral Nutrition Safety Committee. Phil is a member of the USP Compounding Committee and Chair of the Parenteral Nutrition Subcommittee. Dr. Ayers was awarded the ASPEN Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award, 2011 and the ASPEN. Stanley Serlick Award for Parenteral Nutrition Safety in 2016. 


The following persons in control of this activity’s content have relevant financial relationships:  

  • Angela L. Bingham: Abbott Nutrition Health Institute Continuing Education, Speakers Bureau

  • Phil Ayers: Fresenius Kabi‐Consultant, Speakers Bureau; Baxter-Speakers Bureau  

All other persons in control of content do not have any relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company. 

As defined by the Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Education definition of ineligible company. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the CE activity.

Activities can be completed in any order. Each activity consists of audio and video, and an evaluation. Learners must review all content and complete an evaluation to receive continuing education credit for each activity.

Follow the prompts to claim, view, or print the statement of credit within 60 days after completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned – no exceptions! To verify that you have completed the required steps and to ensure your credits have been reported to CPE Monitor, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to validate your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to award credit for this activity.

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Supported by an educational grant from Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC