8.8 Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)

Total parenteral nutrition (TPN), also known as┬áparenteral nutrition (PN) is a form of nutritional support given completely via the bloodstream, intravenously with an IV pump. TPN administers proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. It aims to prevent and restore nutritional deficits, allowing bowel rest while supplying adequate caloric intake and essential nutrients, and removing antigenic … Continue reading 8.8 Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)