First International course on Parenteral Nutrition Management

A two-day course on Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) designed to provide current conceptual and operational knowledge to healthcare providers interested in the provision of parenteral nutrition therapy. The course was held at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) in collaboration with Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society (PNDS) concluded on Sunday.

The course was organized with an aim to educate doctors, pharmacists, nurses and dietitians about the optimum nutrition which can be best provided with multidisciplinary team and cover the aspect of coordination and communication between medical professionals is prudent for improved patient outcome.

Highlighting the importance of the course, the experts stressed the need of specialized nutritional care provided to the patients who are unable to meet their nutritional requirement orally. The experts explained the participants about how to recommend appropriate TPN formula adjustments to better meet nutritional needs or to prevent adverse effects and manage potential metabolic, infectious and technical complications. They also elaborated on understanding the limitations of each specialty involved in formulation, compounding and administration of TPN.

The course was attended by a large number of medical professionals. Those, who addressed during the two-day course were Ms. Ainsley Malone from Ohio, USA, Ms. Mozamila Mughal (PNDS), Ms. Samina Badar (Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital), Dr. Atif Waqar (Aga Khan University Hospital), Prof. Ali Asghar Lanewala (SIUT), Ms. Kehkashan Zehra (SIUT).

Earlier Prof. Adibul Hasan Rizvi, Director SIUT welcomed the participants and explained the philosophy of SIUT which provide comprehensive medical care to the population free with dignity.