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Chris van den Akker

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    Chris
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    van den Akker
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    Neonatologist
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    Amsterdam UMC - Emma children's hospital
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    Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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  1. May I ask whether anyone has experience with a prolonged hanging time of a parenteral nutrition (PN) bag (incl lipids) of up to 48h? We are probably changing our PN regimen into an all-in-one bag. Since the bag contains >400 mL, it would suffice for most premature infants for 2 days. One strategy could thus be to prolong hang time from 24h to 48h to cut PN costs by half. A recent Australian study (attached) also suggests this would be a feasible approach: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23320598 Since our pharmacy will do all additions to the bag in an aseptic env
  2. The NeoMate app is very helpful! There is an infusion calculator, where you can easily 'calculate' how much medication needs to go in the syringe, with how much glucose/saline, and at which rate the pump then needs to run. https://london-nts.nhs.uk/professionals/neomate-mobile-app/
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