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Home Parenteral Nutrition for Registered Dietitians (Online)

This interactive, narrated, self-paced online course focuses on how to care for adult and pediatric patients receiving home parenteral nutrition therapy. There is an emphasis on the home care environment. Topics include:

  • Indications for Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN)
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Goals of HPN therapy
  • Primary components of HPN
  • HPN delivery modes
  • HPN setup and administration
  • Nutrition Support Teams
  • Potential complications
  • Patient and caregiver education

2 contact hours will be awarded to online class participants.

Criteria for successful completion to receive 2 contact hours

  • Completion of all course modules
  • Achieving a passing score of 85% on post-test
  • Completion and submission of the Critical Thinking Self-Study Evaluation Tool 
  • Completion and submission of evaluation form

There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content of this activity.

This activity was approved for continuing education for Registered Dietitians by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Activity Number: 165654. Expiration date 10/18/2024. Note: You must complete and submit the Critical Thinking Self-Study Evaluation Tool to receive contact hours. 

Objectives: At the completion of this training program, the participant will be able to

  1. Identify the indications for home parenteral nutrition (HPN) therapy.
  2. Discuss what information is gathered during a nutrition assessment.
  3. Identify the basic components of HPN.
  4. Demonstrate setting up and administering HPN using an ambulatory infusion pump.
  5. Discuss the parameters for assessing and monitoring a HPN patient.
  6. Identify the potential complications of HPN therapy.
  7. Discuss the topics necessary for patient/caregiver education for the HPN patient.

Course authors: Maria Mahady RD, LD, CNSC;  Jean Stumpf, BSN, CRNI; Jill Wall, RN, BSN, CRNI; Lisa Tollefson, Pharm. D.

For best learner experience, we recommend viewing this course on any desktop or laptop computer. The course may not display well when taken with an iPad, some mobile phones, or an Android tablet.

If you are experiencing technical difficulty or have questions with your online course, please email We will respond to your email within one business day. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central/Standard time.

Price: $20