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Home Parenteral Nutrition Course Builds on PHS’s eLearning Offerings

At PHS we consider ourselves important partners to families, healthcare professionals, and the communities we serve. As such, we have put a lot of intention and energy into ongoing clinical education to our parents, staff and professionals in a variety of formats and delivery methods.  

Our education team has been working hard on developing our Home Parenteral Nutrition course into an online format so we can share it with a wider audience. The course is geared towards health care professionals in the home setting as well as students preparing to enter the field. Nurses in the hospital or clinic setting may also find this information valuable. The course focuses on how to care for pediatric and adult patients receiving home parenteral nutrition. Learners will experience opportunities for interactive engagement, videos, pictures, real-life scenarios covering topics such as:  

  • Indications for parenteral nutrition (TPN) 
  • Nutrition assessments 
  • Goals for TPN therapy 
  • TPN delivery modes  
  • TPN setup and administration  
  • Nutrition Support Teams  
  • Potential complications  
  • Patient and caregiver education  

Students will follow along with PHS patient, Hannah, as she goes through the HPN process. This course builds on foundational knowledge presented in PHS’ IV Basics Online course 


Home Parenteral Nutrition Online

The course has interactive modules throughout to engage users in their learning.

Filling the gap in home care education 

Before PHS began work developing a robust clinical education curriculum, we noticed a gap in the amount of resources and training available that specifically address providing care in the home setting. Nurses need to have top-of-the-line education on our complex population, so they feel confident delivering the best care possible. All our courses were developed using evidence-based practices by experienced licensed clinicians who bring background in both the in-patient and out-patient settings.  

Because multiple unique perspectives inform how we build our courses, they are applicable for nurses in hospital and clinic settings as well as for other home care companies. We care deeply about families with children with medical complexities and we want to make sure we can keep our courses affordable so the largest number of clinicians can access them. We are also thoughtful about the time it takes to complete, because we know nurses are most valuable delivering care to the patients who need it most. We want to ensure they have the skills needed to do so.  

You can view a demo of the course and learn more at 


Originally published: April 22, 2020

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