Welcome To Nutrition Support Pharmacy

With additional tasks that we will be performing to accommodate our appointed role by BPS as we continue serving as the BCNSP CE Recertification Provider for the upcoming 7-year period, 2024-2030, along with the increase of inflation, since this is a 7-year commitment we will be increasing our annual subscription registration fee commencing on January 1, 2024.  Beginning on January 1, 2024 the price for the annual subscription will increase from $195 to $225.

ASPEN 2024 CONTENT:  We will once again provide BPS- approved CE credit for some of the sessions during the ASPEN24 Conference.  ASPEN will provide ACPE CE credit for these sessions being presented during the conference.  For anyone who participates in the conference and is interested in receiving BCNSP recertification credit for these sessions, the post-tests will be available on the BCNSP Recertification Website approximately 5-6 weeks following the conference.  An email message will be sent to notify you when the post-tests become available, so be sure to check your spam folder in case it ends up there.  In addition, we will be adding these sessions to our site as enduring programming during the summer months.  In this way, those of you that were unable to participate in the conference will still have access to these activities which will be BPS-approved and ACPE-accredited by Purdue.

To view the list of Nutrition Support Courses available on the portal click here.

Transition Plan for Recertification of Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacists

You can download the approved Continuing Education Transition Plan for all current Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacists (2009-2015) by clicking here.

The full recertification criteria from BPS can be found at this link.

News and Updates

Optimizing Intravenous Access for Long-Term Parenteral Nutrition.

This review presents best practices to optimize intravenous access and reviews the current evidence-based recommendations and consensus guidelines.


Interference of Parenteral Nutrition Components in Silicon-Mediated Protection Against Aluminum Bioaccumulation.

The bioavailability of aluminum in the presence of silicon, calcium gluconate and potassium phosphate was investigated in rats.


Effects of a Multicomponent Lipid Emulsion on Brain Volumes in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants.

Test of hypothesis that the use of multicomponent lipid emulsion in parenteral nutrition would be related to larger volume of the cerebellum on brain magnetic resonance at term of equivalent age in extremely low birth weight infants.


Effectiveness of long-term tube feeding intervention in preventing skeletal muscle loss after minimally invasive esophagectomy.

We evaluated the benefits of tube feeding and compared its short- and long-term outcomes in patients who underwent esophagectomy.


Continuous versus Bolus Gastric Tube Feeding in Very Low Birth Weight Infants Supported with Noninvasive Respiratory Support: A Randomized, Pilot Study.

The study aimed to compare time to full feeding between continuous gastric feeding and bolus feeding in very low birth weight infants supported with noninvasive ventilation, while evaluating feasibility and identify methodological pitfalls for future large-scale studies.