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Total Parenteral Nutrition Support Workshop and Certificate Program

Date: August 09, 2012 — December 15, 2012

Location: UGA College of Pharmacy - Room 337, Athens, Georgia

The registration deadline (August 15, 2012) for this event has passed.

Nutrition support has become increasingly important as hospital length of stays have decreased dramatically in the last 20 years. The pharmacistâ??s role in managing nutrition support is vital to assure that the patientâ??s recovery from surgery and serious health problems stays on track. This activity is intended for pharmacists working in acute and long term settings where total parenteral nutrition is utilized.


PRICE INCLUDES: Instructional Materials, Continental breakfast and lunch both days, and processing fee for continuing education credit.

NOTE: No refunds for cancellations will be issued after Tuesday, August 6, 2012 at 5:00pm EDT

Registration Deadline: August 7, 2012.

No onsite registration is available.

Attendence at the LIVE 2-day workshop is required to register for the Practice-Based Certificate Program.

For further individualized instruction in managing complex nutritional cases enroll in the Practice-based Certificate Program to receive an additional 15 hours of ACPE approved continuing pharmacy education. This practice-based activity is comprised of the live 2-day workshop plus web-based discussions, assignments, quizzes with faculty-guided patient management strategies. A final project is required for completion. The entire practice-based certificate program takes approximately 3 months to complete and provides 30 hours of continuing education (15 hours live plus 15 hours homestudy) plus a certificate from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy stating your mastery of total parenteral nutrition.

Target Audience

This program is intended for pharmacists to manage parenteral nutrition in in-patient and homecare settings.



Thursday, August 9, 2012

8:00-8:30 am - Check in Room 337

8:30-10:00 am Metabolism Review and Types of Malnutrition

10:00-12:00 Factors to Consider When Designing a TPN Regimen

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-5:00 pm Calculating Nutritional Components of the TPN Regimen -Harris-Benedict BEE Equation -UUN Method -Indirect Calorimetry -"Standard Table" Method

Friday, August 10, 2012

8:00-11:30 am Electrolytes, Trace Elements and Other Additives

11:30-12:00 pm Complications of TPN

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-5:00 pm TPN Considerations in Selected Disease States and Case Study Discussions -COPD -Liver Disease -Renal Disease -Diabetes

5:00 pm Evaluation and Adjourn

** Please Note:
Public parking is available in the UGA South Campus Parking Deck - next door to the GA Center for Continuing Education on Lumpkin Street. Please do not park in the flat lots on campus. You will be ticketed or towed.


LIVE PROGRAM: Attendence at all sessions and completion of course evaluation are required for Continuing Education credit. Each participant will complete the course evaluation online and request CE credit online.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: Participation in online instruction and discussions, required readings, online assessments and development/modifications of A TPN protocol for your practice site is required for ACPE credit.
Certificates will be mailed upon completion of the 30-hour practice based activity (workshop and certificate program).

Lodging and Transportation

Parking and lodging arrangements are the responsibility of each participant. The GA Center for Continuing Education (hotel) is across the street from the College of Pharmacy. Please call 1-888-295-1181 or visit their website at

Courses Offered

Course Early Bird Regular Contact Hours/CEUs
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Workshop(details) $350.00 $375.00 15.0/1.5
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Practice Based Certificate Program(details) $175.00 $200.00 15.0/1.5

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