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Parenteral Nutritional therapy has become an increasingly important part of patient care in long-term care facilities. Patients with a variety of diseases and disorders will benefit from parenteral nutrition when the patient is no longer able to maintain adequate oral intake. This course will describe parenteral nutrition including indications, types of formulas, complications, and care of the patient receiving parenteral nutrition.
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Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Goal of Nutritional Support
Chapter 3: Indications for Parenteral Nutrition
Chapter 4: Components of Parenteral Nutrition
Chapter 5: Administration of Parenteral Nutrition
Chapter 6: Nursing Care and Monitoring of the Resident Receiving TPN
Chapter 7: Documentation
Chapter 8: Complications
Chapter 9: Resources
Martha Dietz, CRNI, VA-BC is the corporate IV nurse for PharMerica long term care pharmacy where she serves as a resource for more than 90 pharmacies across the country and is the author of educational programs and policies and procedures in infusion therapy for PharMerica’s customers.Read Full Bio