Course Highlights

Instructor: Michele McCall MSc, RD

This course is designed to meet the learning needs of those who have limited instruction or experience with parenteral nutrition or dietitians who are changing their professional direction to include inpatients. It emphasizes up-to-date practical information about patient management and includes ample opportunity to practice assessment and calculations. Don't forget about the optional one-on-one live chat with your instructor available via the instructor office hour too!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Introductory Message from Your Instructor

    • How to Use This Course

  • 2

    Module 1: Patient Selection and Timing

    • Module 1 Handout

    • Lesson 1: History of Parenteral Nutrition - An Incredible Journey!

    • Lesson 2: Indications for Parenteral Nutrition

    • Lesson 3: Assessing Nutritional Risk and Nutritional Status

    • Practice Assessment - Patient # 1

    • Practice Assessment - Patient # 2

    • Module 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Module 2: Parenteral Nutrition Solutions and Vascular Access

    • Module 2 Handout

    • Lesson 1: Components of PN Solutions

    • Lesson 2: Parenteral Nutrition Products

    • Lesson 3: Vascular Access for Parenteral Nutrition. Guest Speaker: Olivia Saqui

    • Module 2 Quiz

  • 4

    Module 3: Practice Calculations

    • Introduction to PN Practice Calculation Module

    • Handout: Introduction to Practice Calculation Module

    • Handout: Practice Parenteral Calculations

    • Handout: Spare PN Calculation Tables

    • Handout: Solutions to PN Practice Calculations

    • Calculation Demonstration Video

  • 5

    Module 4: Introduction to Fluid and Electrolyte Management

    • Module 4 Handout

    • Lesson 1: Fluid Balance and Assessment Review

    • Lesson 2: Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and Phosphorus

    • Lesson 3: Managing PN Electrolytes

    • Module 4 Quiz

  • 6

    Module 5: Monitoring in Parenteral Nutrition

    • Module 5 Handout

    • Lesson 1: Metabolic Monitoring

    • Lesson 2: Glycemic Management in Parenteral Nutrition

    • Lesson 3: Other Factors to Monitor

    • Lesson 4: PN Safety and Nutrition Support Teams

    • Module 5 Quiz

  • 7

    Module 6: Complications of Parenteral Nutrition

    • Module 6 Handout

    • Lesson 1: Refeeding Syndrome

    • Lesson 2: Intestinal Failure Associated Liver Disease

    • Module 6 Quiz

  • 8

    Module 7: Using Peripheral Parenteral Nutrition

    • Module 7 Handout

    • Using Peripheral Parenteral Nutrition

    • Module 7 Quiz

  • 9

    Module 8: Practice Cases

    • Practice Cases Handout

    • Spare PN Calculation Tables

    • Practice Case # 1

    • Practice Case # 2

    • Practice Case # 3

  • 10

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation - 5 Short Questions

Pricing and Course Features

  • Regular Enrollment

    Besides the great learning content presented in a variety of interesting formats, students receive handouts and helpful resources for each lesson. Once enrolled, the course duration is 180 days. Zoom chats with the instructor are available at your convenience. Students also receive our monthly research update newsletter. Price: $199.00 per person.

  • Institution Student Enrollment

    For administrators who are interested in providing any of our courses for dietetic interns/post graduate program students, McCall Dietetics offers an institution rate. Once enrolled, the course is available for 365 days. Students receive all the course features as described for regular enrollment. To take advantage of this offer please email Michele at info@mccalldietetics.com. Price: $100.00 per student.

  • Institution Dietitian Enrollment

    Groups of three dietitians or more from a single hospital or other health/educational setting can enroll in any of our courses using our group rate. Once enrolled, the course is available for 365 days. This rate includes all the course features as described for regular enrollment. To take advantage of this offer, please email Michele directly at info@mccalldietetics.com. Price: $125.00 per dietitian