The length of time Total Parenteral Nutrition may be used will depend on the severity of individual medical problems. It will also depend on a patient’s age, overall health, and fitness.
Outside a hospital, intravenous feeding is called “home parenteral nutrition” which may be necessary for weeks or months, or in some cases for life. Long-term complications include too many or too few trace elements, such as iron or zinc, and liver problems. Careful monitoring of the make-up of the parenteral nutrition formula can help prevent or treat these complications.
Trained health care providers show caregivers how to prepare, administer and monitor parenteral nutrition at home. The intravenous feeding cycle is often adjusted so that the infusion takes place overnight.
The above information is a rough outline for information purposes only. Seek medical attention if you or your loved one need Total Parenteral Nutrition feeding.
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