Intravenous literature: Lau, M.T. (2011) Parenteral Nutrition in the Malnourished: Dialysis, Cancer, Obese, and Hyperemesis Gravidarum Patients. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 34(5), p.315â€“318.
Malnutrition is a complication of many disease processes and can have deleterious effects on patient care outcomes. Providing adequate nutritional support requires a plan that is tailored to the individual needs of the patient and occasionally requires the use of parenteral nutrition. The varied nutritional needs of malnourished dialysis, cancer, obese, and hyperemesis gravidarum patients will be discussed. The infusion nurse specialist is a vital member of the nutrition support team in the care and recovery of the malnourished patient who requires parenteral nutrition.