Why don't you use our guideline?

L. Gillangers, K. Angstmann, T. Wong, Patrick Ball, A. Thomson, M. O'Callaghan

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Rationale:The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with adherence to the 2008 Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) Guideline and to inform a review of the Guideline which is due by 2013.Methods:We conducted a survey of all known clinicians (doctors, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists, n = 102) who care for HPN patients in Australia and New Zealand. Clinicians were identified through the AuSPEN HPN Register and network of reporters. They were asked to grade familiarity, scientific basis, accessibility, applicability of guideline recommendations and barriers to usage.Results:The response rate was 62%. Two thirds of respondents agreed or somewhat agreed that scientific validity and accessibility were of high value but most identified multidisciplinary staff shortages as barriers to implementation. The ten key recommendations in theGuideline were graded useful or very useful by 88% of respondents. No relationship in responses was identified between discipline, geographical setting or experience level. Greater than 66% of respondents identified that they had <5 years experience in managing HPN patients and about 90% counted HPN management as only part of their employment responsibility. Lack of paediatric guidance was identified by two thirds of respondents as a guideline gap.Conclusion:We conclude that the AuSPEN HPN Guideline is an important resource for clinicians especially as inAustralia and NZ management is frequently performed by less experienced and part-time practitioners.References[1] Gillanders L, Angstmann K, Ball P, Chapman-Kiddell C, Hardy G, Hope J, et al. AuSPEN clinical practice guideline for home parenteral nutrition patients in Australia and New Zealand. Nutrition 2008; 24(10): 998e1012.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventThe European Society for Pareneteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN) Congress - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 08 Sep 201211 Sep 2012


ConferenceThe European Society for Pareneteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN) Congress


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