Beth Lyman, MSN, RN, CNSC

Senior Program Coordinator of the Nutrition Support Team, Children's Mercy Kansas City

Beth Lyman MSN, RN, CNSC is the Sr. Program Coordinator of the Nutrition Support Team for Children’s Mercy Kansas City.  She has been a nutrition support nurse for 36 years with 26 of those years at a children’s hospital where she has inserted many nasogastric tubes.  As a member of the board of directors of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Mrs. Lyman worked with the board to develop the New Opportunities for Verification of Enteral tube Location (NOVEL) project which is an inter-organization, inter-disciplinary and international effort to promote best practice for NG tube placement verification.  Since its inception in 2012, the NOVEL project members have completed and published 3 research studies, published 4 best practice papers and have given over 20 lectures at regional and national nursing meetings on the topic of NG tube placement and misplacement.  Aside from the NOVEL project activities, Mrs. Lyman helped form an Enteral Access Team at Children’s Mercy Kansas City which focuses on the safe use and replacement of all enteral access devices.  She also conducts research on enteral formula administration safety.  In addition, Mrs. Lyman follows a caseload of home TPN patients and works closely with other members of the Nutrition Support Team and Intestinal Rehabilitation Team to provide safe parenteral nutrition across all care settings.