It is therefore obvious that good patient management necessitates the use of an alternative route of nutritional support in patients unable to eat or absorb an oral diet. This alternative is parenteral nutrition, which is the subject of this book. While there are many texts on the subject of parenteral nutrition, very few if any are directed to the practical details of organizing the delivery of parenteral nutrition from a multidisciplinary point of view. In this publication we present the practice of parenteral nutrition as viewed by a team of a physician, nurse, and pharmacist.
1. Organization of the Nutritional Support Team 2. Indications 3. Nutrient Needs 4. Evaluation of Therapy 5. Practical Aspects of Alimentation Catheters 6.Possible Complications Associated with Parenteral Nutrition Administration 7. Monitoring the Parenteral Nutrition Patient 8. Insertion of the Central Venous Catheter � Nursing Aspects 9. Ordering, Preparation, and Infusion of the Parenteral Nutrition Solution 10. Parenteral Nutrition Through a Peripheral Vein 11. Home Total Parenteral Nutrition 12. The Role and Responsibility of the Pharmacist in Total Parenteral Nutrition 13. Products for Parenteral Nutrition 14. Manufacture of TPN Solutions 15. Procedures and Compounding Techniques 16. Quality Control 17. Stability and Compatibility of TPN Admixtures 18. Home Care TPN and the Pharmacist 19. Cost Analysis for Home Care TPN. 20 Pharmaceutical Logistics for Planning a TPN Service 21. Units of Electrolyte Concentration and TPN Formulation Calculations 22. Common Terminology