Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Saturday, February 18, 2023

    Offline Date

    Tuesday, February 18, 2025

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Monday, August 18, 2025

    Target Audience

    Pharmacy Technician



    • Overview

      Total Parenteral Nutrition, or TPN, is used when a patient is unable to eat for an extended period. This refers specifically to intravenous infusion of nutrients when patients cannot absorb enough. Due to physiological differences, disease, surgical issues, or injury, the ability to eat and digest food may be impaired. When this happens, we can provide both macro- (protein, sugar, and fat) and micronutrients (minerals and vitamins) to sustain the body. This session will provide you with an overview of what TPN involves, its composition, and the importance of the technician in contributing to safe and effective preparation of parenteral nutrition to the patient.


      • Slide Document :   22234H99_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   22234H99_6pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacy Technician

      Describe 3 ways the pharmacy technician can help to detect and prevent potential errors that may occur when preparing TPN
      Define TPN and give 3 examples of when it is used in patient care
      Identify the components of TPN and list one clinical purpose of each
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-22-234-H99-T

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.

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