Total Parenteral Nutrition

A Practical Guide for Nurses

Edited by

  • Helen Hamilton, Clinical Director, TPN and Line Insertion Service, Department of Parenteral Nutrition, Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust, Oxford, UK

This practical handbook covers the whole range of factors involved in total parenteral nutrition including patient suitability, contraindications, implementation techniques, and alternatives. It also takes into account the patient's opinion, body image, and lifestyle.
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Book information

  • Published: November 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06005-2

Table of Contents

What is Parenteral Nutrition? · The Multi-Disciplinary Team · Patient Assessment · Choosing the Appropriate Catheter for Patients Requiring Parenteral Nutrition · Preparing the Patient for Central Venous Catheter Insertion · The Insertion of a Central Venous Catheter for Parenteral Nutrition · Nursing Management · Dietetic Aspects of Parenteral Nutrition · Complications · Home Parenteral Nutrition · Living with Parenteral Nutrition: a Patient's Perspective · Conclusion