Standardised neonatal parenteral nutrition formulations – an Australasian group consensus 2012
1 Division of Newborn Services, Royal Hospital for Women, Barker Street, Locked Bag 2000, Randwick, 2031 Sydney NSW, Australia
2 RPA Newborn Care, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
3 Department of Neonatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
4 School of Women’s and Children’s Heath, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
5 Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
BMC Pediatrics 2014, 14:48 doi:10.1186/1471-2431-14-48Published: 18 February 2014
Standardised parenteral nutrition formulations are routinely used in the neonatal intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand. In 2010, a multidisciplinary group was formed to achieve a consensus on the formulations acceptable to majority of the neonatal intensive care units. Literature review was undertaken for each nutrient and recommendations were developed in a series of meetings held between November 2010 and April 2011. Three standard and 2 optional amino acid/dextrose formulations and one lipid emulsion were agreed by majority participants in the consensus. This has a potential to standardise neonatal parenteral nutrition guidelines, reduce costs and prescription errors.