7th Course in Practical Parenteral Nutrition in Paediatrics
This unique course offers a multidisciplinary clinically based practical course addressing common problems encountered in the day to day care of children with intestinal failure on parenteral nutrition.
Lectures and workshops are given by a team of experts in the field including paediatric gastroenterologists, paediatric surgeons, radiologists, homecare company professionals, nutrition nurse specialists, specialist nutrition pharmacists, specialist dietitians and psychologists.
Topic highlights include:
- Nutritional assessment and requirements
- Practicalities of delivering PN to different age groups and in different clinical settings
- Lines sepsis, liver disease and other complications of PN
- Parenteral nutrition at home
- Weaning off PN
- Withdrawal of care/ethical dilemmas
- Small bowel transplantation and alternative therapies (gene therapy, stem cell transplantation)
Upon completion of the course, participants will have acquired evidence-based practical knowledge of the management of children on parenteral nutrition in hospital and at home.
They will be trained in diagnosis and management, complications and treatment strategies of complex intestinal failure.
The RCPCH has approved this course for up to 11 CPD credits.