Parenteral Nutrition

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:

  1. List three indications for parenteral nutrition.
  2. ldentify three components of parenteral nutrition formulas.
  3. Discuss complications of parenteral nutrition.
  4. ldentify four nursing implications for the patient receiving parenteral nutrition.


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


Price: $20.00

Contact Hours: 2

Course Author

Martha Dietz

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. 

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