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7th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 16-18, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA

October 16 -18, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
NWC 2019

Mahmoud Galal Ahmed

Speaker at Nursing World Conference 2019 - Mahmoud Galal Ahmed
Dubai Hospital - Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates
Title : Neonatal parenteral nutrition


Neonatal parenteral nutrition (PN) is readily available in many hospitals and plays an essential role in the management of sick and growing term and preterm infants. PN can be used as the sole source of nutrition support for infants who cannot be fed or as an adjunct to enteral feeding. Preterm infants are a particularly vulnerable population because they are born at a time, if they had remained in utero, of rapid intrauterine brain and body growth. The impact of early malnutrition can have long-lasting negative effects on central nervous system development and growth. Despite this, PN is often provided to preterm infants based on local traditions rather than experimental evidence. The quality of PN and its early initiation are critical in providing the most adequate substrates for appropriate development. This topic reviews the energy and fluid requirements of infants and presents by component (protein, carbohydrates, lipids, minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, trace elements, and multivitamins) the available literature on neonatal PN and its complications. In addition, suggested guidelines for PN administration for preterm and term neonates are presented.

Take Away Notes:

• Indications of Neonatal parenteral nutrition

• Proper preparation of neonatal parenteral nutrition through special smart form


Dr. Mahmoud Galal is a Neonatology consultant in Dubai hospital –UAE, He is associate professor of pediatric in Dubai medical college and currently he is the codirector of neonatology fellow ship program in Dubai health authority-Dubai-UAE