Standardised neonatal parenteral nutrition formulations: an Australasian group consensus 2012

Srinivas Bolisetty, David Osborn, John Sinn, Kei Lui, the Australasian Neonatal Parenteral Nutrition Consensus Group, Scott Morris

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Standardised parenteral nutrition formulations are routinely used in the neonatal intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand. In 2010, a multidisciplinary group was formed to achieve a consensus on the formulations acceptable to majority of the neonatal intensive care units. Literature review was undertaken for each nutrient and recommendations were developed in a series of meetings held between November 2010 and April 2011. Three standard and 2 optional amino acid/dextrose formulations and one lipid emulsion were agreed by majority participants in the consensus. This has a potential to standardise neonatal parenteral nutrition guidelines, reduce costs and prescription errors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number48
Number of pages11
JournalBMC Pediatrics
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • Neonates
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Preterm
  • Standardisation


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