Total Parenteral Nutrition

Total Parenteral Nutrition is utilized to provide complete nutrition when oral means are not possible due to disease process. It can be a short-term or long-term therapy, depending on diagnosis.
  • Patients must have long-term venous access device in place.
  • Administered utilizing pump
  • Labs ordered by physician based on clinical response. Lab frequency typically decreases as patient becomes less acute.
  • First dosing in the home not desirable due to frequent laboratory monitoring required with initiation of TPN



Indications/Candidates for TPN
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Massive Bowel Resection
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Motility Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Enteritis
  • Mesenteric Infarction
  • Hirschprung's Disease
  • Malabsorption Disorders