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Home Parenteral Nutrition (Online)

This Home Parenteral Nutrition course builds on foundational knowledge presented in PHS' IV Basics course. Completion of IV Basics is strongly recommended before taking this course.

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 evaluation form

No individual with the ability to control the content of this activity has any relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Activity number 2022-0000000802, expires 02/16/2025.

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