Repackaging of Intravenous Fat Emulsions: A Clinical Conundrum.

Title

Repackaging of Intravenous Fat Emulsions: A Clinical Conundrum.

Creator

Cober M Petrea

Publisher

Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Date

2016
2016-10

Description

To accommodate small fluid volumes, repackaging of intravenous fat emulsions (IVFEs) is frequently performed in institutions providing parenteral nutrition to neonates and smaller pediatric patients. However, some consider this an unsafe practice. Concerns for potential administration errors leading to an overdose of IVFEs are weighed against the potential for microbial contamination from the repackaging process. The clinician providing pediatric nutrition support should tailor repackaging practices to ensure patient safety and quality. This discussion aims to describe the strengths and limitations surrounding IVFE repackaging to provide guidance regarding the practice.

Subject

Drug Packaging – Methods; Drug Packaging/*methods; Fat Emulsions; Humans; Infant; Intravenous – Administration and Dosage; intravenous fat emulsions; Intravenous/*administration & dosage; Medication Errors – Prevention and Control; Medication Errors/*prevention & control; neonates; Newborn; parenteral nutrition; Parenteral Nutrition – Methods; parenteral nutrition solutions; Parenteral Nutrition/*methods; pediatrics

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

642–646

Issue

5

Volume

31

Citation

Cober M Petrea, “Repackaging of Intravenous Fat Emulsions: A Clinical Conundrum.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed August 5, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4799.

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