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PNDU is on Instagram!

We’re really pleased to let everyone know that PNDU has an Instagram account. Please follow us on “PNDU Inc.” (username: “pndownunder”) to see pics and other news of events and happenings at PNDU…

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A new edition of Dripline is out!

The August-October 2018 edition of our newsletter, Dripline, is out now and available here or from our Dripline page. As usual, this issue is packed with a mix of personal HPNer stories, PNDU activities and a medical perspective to add to our knowledge of HPN. We hear from two carers of little ones as well as a young adult; learn …

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World HAN Day – 15th October 2018

Today is World Home Artificial Nutrition (HAN) Day! HAN covers both Home Parenteral Nutrition and Home Enteral Nutrition. Please see PACIFHAN’s media release below and attached here.  PNDU is a founding member of PACIFHAN. www.pacifhan.org  A great opportunity early in our HPN Awareness Week ‘down under’ to celebrate with friends and colleagues around the world! And …

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HPN Awareness Week 14-20 October 2018 has arrived!

                                We hope everyone will make the most of this week to help increase understanding and awareness of our amazing life-support therapy – Home Parenteral Nutrition. Here are four easy ways to get involved: 1. Share our 2018 Awareness Week video: …

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Counting down to HPN Awareness Week 14-20 October 2018

Everything is in place: members have their stickers; participating HPN hospitals and industry have loads of resources; the attendee list for the PN pharmacy tours is ready; and the last of the resources will be emailed out at the start of HPN Awareness Week. We hope everyone will make the most of this wonderful opportunity …

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Opportunity to tour a PN pharmacy during HPN Awareness Week 2018

Calling all Kiwi and Aussie HPNers, carers and HPN clinicians! Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to see the technology, expertise, care and precision involved in making our life-saving therapy; and for pharmacy staff to meet and know more about those ‘on the receiving end’ HPN clinicians: please let your HPN patients and carers know, and join a tour yourself! Biomed:  …

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HPN Awareness Week – 14-20 October 2018 – just 4 weeks away!

Stickers will soon be sent to all PNDU members for wearing during AW; PNDU’s 2018 AW video will be available at the start of AW for sharing; Social media profile and frame; An example newspaper article is available now to help you write to your local newspaper with your story.  Email us for a copy; Bingo game!  …

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Travel sponsorship 2018 winners

PNDU is really happy to award not two, but three travel sponsorships this year to assist HPNers and carers to travel to Sydney for the two HPN consumer events in December.  Congratulations to:  Annaliese, Lisa & Trevor, and Jodie. We look forward to seeing you and lots of Kiwi and Aussie HPNers, carers and families …

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2018 PNDU Award Winners Announced!

We would like to congratulate the following winners announced at our Annual General Meeting today: Professional Awards: Outstanding Achievement Award:  Dr Andrew Holt, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide Adult PN Professional of the Year:   Francine Tanner, Austin Hospital, Melbourne Paediatric PN Professional of the Year:  Gai Lovell, HNE Kids Health, Newcastle, NSW Commitment to Patient …

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