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PNDU 2017 HPN Awareness Week Comics + Quiz

Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) is a vital life saving therapy required by around two hundred and seventy adults and children living at home in Australia and New Zealand. The 15th to the 21st of October 2017 is HPN awareness week dedicated to providing friends and family with a small peek into what goes on behind …

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1st World HAN Day – 15th October 2017

The very 1st World Home Artificial Nutrition (HAN) Day has been declared for this Sunday.  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 

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PNDU Recipe Books – for a short time only!

Great Christmas gift ideas! Jacqueline’s hand-make recipe books, written in beautiful Foundational Hand, and each one individually covered.  The recipe book contains a variety of ‘recipes’, not just for food, but also recipes for household use, such as dishwasher cubes, and others.  Thank you to Jacqueline (and family and friends) for her gift to PNDU …

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One week till HPN Awareness Week 2017!

HPN Awareness Week begins next Sunday 15th October, finishing Saturday 21st October. Resources have been sent out to member HPNers and carers, participating hospitals, and supporting companies; pharmacy tours have been booked; articles have been sent to local papers.  We’re ready!! But it’s not too late if you too would like to join in!  HPN …

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Just 5 weeks to HPN Awareness Week 2017!

15-21 October 2017 is HPN Awareness Week! We have lots of resources and ideas to get involved: HPNers/carers – this week is for YOU!!  Start a conversation about what it’s life on HPN is like.  All HPNer/carer PNDU members will receive stickers to wear during the week.  Share the HPN Awareness Week video (to be …

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Travelling with HPN – what about insurance cover?

PNDU has put together a short information sheet about insurance to assist HPNers wishing to travel (especially overseas): why insurance is needed; the importance of clarifying what you’re covered for; and some tips for getting cover. Located on our Travel page, we hope you find it helpful. And please, if you have a good travel insurance …

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2017 PNDU Award Winners announced!

We would like to congratulate the following winners announced at our Annual General Meeting today: Professional Awards: (judged again this year by Professors Gil Hardy and Patrick Ball) Adult PN Professional of the Year:   Azmat Ali, Princess Alexandria Hospital, Brisbane Paediatric PN Professional of the Year:  Katie Howard, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane Commitment …

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PNDU’s Management Committee members for the next year

At PNDU’s AGM today the following people were elected unopposed: President:           Karen Vice President: Gillian (also Dripline editor) Secretary:           Miranda Treasurer:          Chris MC Members:   Fay and Helen We also said goodbye to Prof Gil Hardy from the Management Committee.  Gil played a significant part in getting …

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A new edition of Dripline is out!

The May-July 2017 edition of our newsletter, Dripline, is out now and available here or from our Dripline page. This issue is packed with a variety of reading: Justine at work, nursing, whilst infusing with PN; members’ comments about experiences in hospital and trying to access the Australian NDIS; latest research on preventing the formation of biofilm; PNDU in Perth for the …

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PNDU launches a Toilet Card for members

People living with Intestinal Failure can at any time need a toilet urgently and/or may need the space and privacy of an Accessible Toilet.  So we combined the two needs into one PNDU Toilet Card. As with our PNDU Restaurant Card for members, there is no legal obligation for any business or premises managers to …

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