Fresenius Kabi Provides an Educational Grant for Continuing Education Session at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition

“Ensuring Safe and Appropriate Use of Parenteral Nutrition Therapy” Live symposium and live webinar offer 1.5 hours of CE credits

December 4, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., December 4, 2017 - With the number of malnourished patients in hospitals increasing, it is important that clinicians understand key aspects related to the safe and appropriate use of parenteral nutrition. On December 5, Fresenius Kabi is providing an educational grant for an educational symposium and live webinar at the 52nd ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition titled, “Ensuring Safe and Appropriate Use of Parenteral Nutrition Therapy.” The session will offer pharmacists 1.5 CE credits and is planned to meet the needs of pharmacists in hospitals, ambulatory care clinics and home care who are involved with parenteral nutrition.

The ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting is the largest gathering of pharmacists in the world. More than 25,000 pharmacy professionals from 86 countries attend with a focus on improving patient care.

What: “Ensuring Safe and Appropriate Use of Parenteral Nutrition Therapy”

Where: 52nd ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, Orlando, Florida (W110B, Level 1)

When: December 5, 2017; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

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New American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) consensus recommendations related to the appropriate use of parenteral nutrition build on previous guidance documents addressing clinical and safety concerns related to this high-alert and complex therapy.

In this session, the faculty will highlight best practices related to the safe and appropriate use of parenteral nutrition and then apply those concepts to clinical case studies that illustrate real-life scenarios.  At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:  

  • Examine the current state of malnutrition in hospitalized patients.
  • Identify best practices for the appropriate use and safe delivery of parenteral nutrition.
  • Apply safe and appropriate use of parenteral nutrition in an acutely ill patient.
  • Demonstrate considerations for the safe and appropriate use of long-term parenteral nutrition therapy.

About the Faculty

Joseph I. Boullata, Pharm.D., BCNSP, FACN, FASPEN, is a pharmacy specialist in nutrition support of the Clinical Nutrition Support Services at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a clinical professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Phil Ayers, Pharm.D., BCNSP, FASHP is the chief of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Baptist Medical Center, and associate clinical professor at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Jackson, Mississippi.

CE Credits Information

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  ACPE# is 0204-0000-17-443-L01-P. This course will offer 1.5 hours of CE credits. Process the CE by January 31, 2018: claim CE at (enter the CE code announced during activity and complete the evaluation). After ACPE’s 60-day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report credits.

About Fresenius Kabi

Fresenius Kabi ( is a global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. The company’s products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients. The company’s U.S. headquarters is in Lake Zurich, Illinois. The company’s global headquarters is in Bad Homburg, Germany.

About ASHP

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 44,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For 75 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website,, or its consumer website,