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Parenteral nutrition: indications, risks and nursing care

Parenteral nutrition: indications, risks and nursing care

Parenteral nutrition: indications, risks and nursing care

Jane Fletcher
Jane Fletcher
on behalf of ICNus

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Launch date: 01 Oct 2018
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Last updated: 31 Oct 2018

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Description

Parenteral nutrition is a recognised method of feeding patients with specific clinical conditions, most notably those with various forms of intestinal failure who cannot be fed enterally. However, it has several associated risks including sepsis, and metabolic and electrolyte imbalances. The aim of this article is to enhance nurses’ understanding of parenteral nutrition and how this differs from oral or enteral nutrition, indications for use and the potential risks involved. Appropriate vascular access is discussed as well as the clinical monitoring that is required to ensure complications of therapy are detected quickly. A greater understanding of the issues associated with parenteral nutrition allows nurses caring for patients receiving parenteral nutrition to ensure safe and effective care.

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Describe the clinical indications for parenteral nutrition.
After reading this module you should be able to describe the clinical indications for parenteral nutrition.
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Jane Fletcher
on behalf of ICNus

Jane Fletcher, Nutrition nurse team leader, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham.

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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours

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