BSNA survey on healthcare professionals views on parenteral nutrition

BSNA is conducting a survey of healthcare professionals to understand their individual views on parenteral nutrition (PN), in particular looking at perceived barriers to PN use and confidence in using PN. 

Please answer all questions as honestly as possible. This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

For a chance to win a delegate pass to the BAPEN 2020 Annual Conference (17-18 November in Brighton) please provide your email address at the end. All personal details will be kept confidential, an email address will only be used to contact the prize draw winner and all email addresses will be deleted from the database within one month of the survey closing. 

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1. What is your profession?

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2. How did you hear about this survey?

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3. Of the following, which best describes your work location?

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4. How long have you been directly involved with parenteral nutrition?

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5. Which of the following apply to you?

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6. In a typical week, how many patients receiving parenteral nutrition would you personally see in the following groups?

  None 1-5 5-10 10-15 15+
Adult
Paediatric

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7. Who is the primary decision maker at your hospital on the content of the parenteral nutrition bag for a patient? (Tick all that apply)

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8. Who is the legally responsible prescriber for parenteral nutrition for a patient? (Tick all that apply)

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9. Do you manage patients on home parenteral nutrition (HPN)?

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10. Typically, what type of patients do you manage with parenteral nutrition? (Tick all that apply)

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11. Of all the patients’ you are currently managing with parenteral nutrition, what percentage are receiving:

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12. Which of the following reports/guidelines on parenteral nutrition are you familiar with? (Tick all that apply)

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13. When a patient is failing to meet their full nutrition requirements, at what percentage would you initiate parenteral nutrition?

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14. What would you say are your main concerns in providing parenteral nutrition? (rank in order of concern (1 = biggest concern))

  1 2 3 4 5
Cost
Septic complications
Metabolic complications
Liver complications

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15. To what extent do you agree/disagree with the following statements around the use of parenteral nutrition (PN)?

  Strongly agree Agree Neither disagree nor agree Disagree Strongly Disagree
PN should be considered for the majority of patients with malnutrition and with inadequate/unsafe oral/enteral nutritional intake
PN should be considered for the majority of malnourished patients in intensive care
PN should be considered for the majority of patients with a non-functioning, inaccessible or perforated gastrointestinal tract
PN should be considered for the majority of malnourished patients peri-operatively
It is not appropriate for patients receiving PN to have enteral/oral nutritional intake
PN should be maintained while oral/enteral feeding is being initiated
There is no minimum length of time for the duration in which PN can be given
PN should only be administered via a dedicated lumen
PN can be provided via a peripheral line

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16. How confident do you feel in relation to the following?

  Very confident Somewhat confident Not very confident Not at all confident
Assessing whether parenteral nutrition is appropriate for a patient
Ensuring the prescription for parenteral nutrition is appropriate to meet a patient's nutritional needs
Commencing a patient on parenteral nutrition (including safe and appropriate catheter access and infusion rate)
Monitoring fluid balance and biochemical markers
Adjusting parenteral nutrition prescriptions to meet changing patient needs
Managing complications (e.g. re-feeding, catheter-related infections, liver dysfunction)
Training a patient to manage and self-administer parenteral nutrition
Discharge planning for patients being discharged home on parenteral nutrition

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17. Is any training on parenteral nutrition provided at your hospital? If yes, what level of training?

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18. What would help you to develop more knowledge and confidence about parenteral nutrition?

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19. What do you think would be most likely to improve the way parenteral nutrition is prescribed and managed in the future?

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