The aim of this article is to provide an overview of what parenteral nutrition (PN) is and when its use is required” Wyer (2017).
The aim of this article is to provide an overview of what parenteral nutrition (PN) is and when its use is required. It will describe the process of nutritional assessment, and considerations when choosing venous access.
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The different approaches to provision of PN solutions in hospital will be discussed. Catheter-related and metabolic complications can occur during delivery of PN; there will be a discussion of the different types of complications and how these can be avoided or minimised. Finally, the pivotal role of the nurse in the assessment and ongoing care of patients who require PN will be highlighted, including skills required to administer PN safely.
Wyer, N. (2017) Parenteral nutrition: indications and safe management. British Journal of Community Nursing. 22(Sup7), p.S22-S28.
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