PC.114 Audit of Neonatal Parenteral Nutrition in Northern Ireland

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Abstract

The practices and support for delivery of Neonatal Parenteral Nutrition (PN) in Northern Ireland were audited against standards derived from the ESPGHAN guidelines, NCEPOD Report on PN and the NICE Quality Standards for Specialist Neonatal Care.

Method

The records of the first 40 babies consecutively admitted to 5 neonatal units in Northern Ireland after 1st April 2012 were audited (~10% of all NI admissions).

Conclusions

There is significant variation in practice for PN administration and probable overuse. A regional guideline may assist with ensuring each infant receives care determined by regional consensus ‘best practice’.

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