Standardised neonatal parenteral nutrition formulations - an Australasian group consensus 2012

Australasian Neonatal Parenteral Nutrition Consensus Group, Kenneth Hark Hong Tan

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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
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalBMC Pediatrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2014


  • Neonates
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Preterm
  • Standardisation

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