This instructional course has been designed to provide current conceptual and operational knowledge to nurses and other healthcare providers interested in the provision of parenteral nutrition therapy. The understanding and use of TPN has evolved since its entry into mainstream healthcare several decades ago.
In early 2021, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), recognized as the global authority in infusion therapy, released the updated Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice. The INS sets the accepted standards for infusion therapy practice for all healthcare settings. This course is based on the current best practices as defined by the Infusion Nursing Society and other governing agencies such as the CDC, and FDA.
State Boards of Nursing have varying positions on the role of the LPN/LVN in the administration of parenteral nutrition. Competency requirements are obtained and maintained through the healthcare provider's employer, facility or institution, with a preceptor. Pedagogy has developed skills competency checklists for all infusion related procedures and these are available in the course, for print out and completion with a preceptor. To view each state's Board of Nursing you may reference the resources section of the website or click here.
Chapter 1: Indications for Parenteral Nutrition
Pamela Clark, CRNI, is an infusion nurse with the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She has more than 35 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.Read Full Bio
Course approved by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, CE Broker Tracking #20-315844, course provides 5.0 contact hours. CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.