Use of Intravenous Lipid Emulsions With Parenteral Nutrition: Practical Handling Aspects

Joseph I. Boullata, David Berlana, Magdalena Pietka, Stanislaw Klek, Robert Martindale

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A number of topics important to the handling of intravenous lipid emulsions (ILEs) were discussed at the international summit. ILE handling includes the preparation and the administration steps in the typical use of parenteral nutrition (PN). The discussion and consensus statements addressed several issues, including standardization of the PN process, use of commercially available multi-chamber PN or compounded PN bags, the supervision by a pharmacist with expertise, limiting ILE repackaging, and infusion duration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S74-S81
JournalJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2020



  • compounding, filtration
  • intravenous administration
  • lipid emulsions
  • multi-chamber
  • parenteral nutrition
  • preparation
  • repackaging
  • safety
  • standardization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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