SMOF, Omegaven, or Intralipid - Which one for PNALD, BPD, ROP

Published by Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and Texas Pharmacy Association


Dr. Kathleen Gura, PharmD, BCNSP, FPPAG will conduct a 1-hour knowledge-based continuing education webinar program. For more than 50 years, nutrition support practitioners in the US had limited options when it came to intravenous lipid emulsions (ILE). In 2016, a mixed oil emulsion comprised of olive/fish/mct/soybean oil was approved for adults and in July 2018 fish oil ILE was approved for use in pediatric patients with parenteral nutrition associated liver disease. Knowing when to use what product has become a challenge. This webinar will hopefully de-mystify the practitioner and learn where each product fits in clinical practice and understand the benefits (and limitations of each).

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Understand when lipid restriction protocols can be safely used
2. Describe what essential fatty acid deficiency is and interpret a triene:tetraene ratio
3. List which patients should not receive fish oil monotherapy

ACPE logo PPAG has accredited this knowledge-based webinar for 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists. UAN # 0180-0000-19-001-L01-H

BCPPS Recertification Credit is also available for PPAG members if you select that pricing option during registration. Participants will be required to complete an evaluation and pass an exam in order to receive their certificate. Once the exam is passed, participants will receive 1 hour BCPPS credit. BCPPS credit and post-test only available from 1/23/19-6/23/19.

The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. In order to receive credit, participants must register for the program, attend the program, and fill out a post-program survey. Webinar programs are 100% supported through program registration fees and PPAG membership dues, and is not supported by Industry.

Group Pricing: Group pricing is available through online registration for CE only. Groups will need to email Jennifer Chow at their attendance list with each participants name, email, NABP# and DOB in order to receive credit. Group Pricing is NOT available for BCPPS credit-in order for each person to complete a post-test.

BCPPS credit and post-test only available from 1/23/19-6/23/19.

Kathy Gura, PharmD, BCNSP, FPPAG
Clinical Research Program Manager - Boston Children's Hospital
Kathy Gura is the Clinical Research Program Manager and a clinical pharmacist with the Clinical Nutrition Service in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital. She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the MCPHS University in Boston. Certified as a Nutritional Support Pharmacist, Dr. Gura is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Pediatric...More

Originally Published

January 23, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • SMOF, Omegaven, or Intralipid - Video
  • SMOF, Omegaven, or Intralipid - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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