Preparing the patient for home parenteral nutrition

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Preparing the patient for home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is a collaborative effort among many different clinicians” Stoner et al (2019).

Abstract:

Preparing the patient for home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is a collaborative effort among many different clinicians. Identifying patients who will transition home with parenteral nutrition (PN) as early as possible allows for a thoughtful and safe approach. Communication regarding the HPN goals is critical to the patient’s success, whether the requirement for PN is temporary or permanent. Management of these complex patients is best served by a multidisciplinary team with expertise in the area of nutrition support. Adherence to available guidelines that define best practice is imperative in all aspects of care for the patient on HPN.

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Reference:

Stoner, N.E., Schiavone, P., Kinosian, B.P., Pickett-Blakely, O., Amoroso, V.K., Coughlin, R., Xue, Z. and Compher, C. (2019) Preparing the Patient for Home Parenteral Nutrition and for a Successful Course of Therapy. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. 48(4), p.471-481. doi: 10.1016/j.gtc.2019.08.002.

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