Total Parenteral Nutrition

by Diana Shenefield, PhD

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    Hello! My name is Diana Shenefield. And the topic of this lecture is total parenteral nutrition, commonly called TPN. So, what are we going to be talking about in this lecture? I know you know about TPN. Just need to review that TPN can be given peripherally or through a central line. But again, what is the purpose of TPN and what is the reason that we need to know about that with NCLEX? So we’re going to talk a little bit about that. So, our learning outcomes. One, what are the side effects of our patient getting TPN? And we know anytime we put something in somebody’s body, there’s always a potential for side effects. So, what are the specific side effects for a patient receiving TPN? And then what do I need to know as a nurse to administer TPN to my patient? So first off, we need to talk about why would a patient need total parenteral nutrition or TPN. What patients am I going to be taking care of that might have this ordered, might need this in the near future? What’s going on with their body systems that they would need to have total parenteral nutrition? And one of the things is that they have something going on in their gut. For some reason, they can’t eat through their mouth. The food can’t go through their gut. So, they can’t have an NG feeding, a G tube feeding. There’s something going on that I need to bypass their gut and put the nutrition right into their vascular system. So again, if you think about what patients does that entail, what patients should I be thinking ahead and thinking that they may need total parental nutrition. Those are the patients that we need to be watching...

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    The lecture Total Parenteral Nutrition by Diana Shenefield, PhD is from the course Physiological Integrity. It contains the following chapters:

    • Total Parenteral Nutrition
    • What Must the Nurse Know
    • Administering the TPN
    • Possible Complications

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Weakness, thirst, and increased urine output
    2. Fever, weak pulse, and thirst
    3. Nausea, vomiting, and oliguria
    4. Sweating, chills, and abdominal pain
    1. Patient’s temperature
    2. Expiration date on the bag
    3. Time of last dressing change
    4. Tightness of tubing connections
    1. Temperature and weight
    2. Pulse and weight
    3. Pulse and blood pressure
    4. Temperature and blood pressure

    Author of lecture Total Parenteral Nutrition

     Diana Shenefield, PhD

    Diana Shenefield, PhD

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