TPN- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Home and alternate-site infusion therapy, backed by an accredited infusion pharmacy.
What is Total Parenteral Nutrition?
TPN is a home infusion therapy that is proven successful in supplying all of the daily nutritional requirements of both adults and children.
Who Receives Total Parenteral Nutrition?
TPN is a successful nutritional therapy for patients who suffer from a poorly functioning GI tract or who have disorders requiring bowel rest, such as the following:
- Some stages of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
- Bowel obstruction
- Certain pediatric GI disorders
- Short bowel syndrome due to surgery
Total Parenteral Nutrition Administration
TPN therapy delivers the water, energy, amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that a patient’s body needs to return to a flourishing lifestyle. To meet each patient’s needs, solutions can be modified based on laboratory results, underlying disorders, hypermetabolism, or other factors. Because TPN solutions are concentrated, a central venous catheter is usually the required method of infusion. Your medical staff will determine the method that best suits your condition.