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TPN Update: Making Each Visit Count

Gorski, Lisa A. MS, RN, CS, CRNI

Clinical Concerns
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Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a complicated and costly infusion therapy reserved for patients with serious disturbances of gastrointestinal function. This article addresses two key topics in home TPN management: monitoring for potential complications and patient and caregiver education.

Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, CS, CRNI, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Covenant Home Health & Hospice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Correspondence via e-mail: ML_GORSKI@msn.com

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