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What is the osmolarity of tpn?

What is the osmolarity of tpn?

Solutes dissolved: Osmolarity in total parenteral nutrition if I am correctly reading your mind refers to a formula result when dextrose is combined with amino acids and ionic salts, the formula being a standard. The reason you need the osmolarity number is to prevent giving above athreshold that predispose to thrombophlebitis or painful swelling of intravenous route or at least minimize that complication. ...Read more

Total Parenteral Nutrition (Definition)

Total parenteral nutrition is the term used to describe a nutritional formula that is administered through the veins. When the digestive system cannot be used due to inflammation, blockage, or absorption problems, individuals will receive all nutrition via an intravenous catheter. This is usually not the preferred method of delivering nutrition long term and is ...Read more


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In burning case how we can calculate TPN calories osmolarity flow rate and how label it?

In burning case how we can calculate TPN calories osmolarity flow rate and how label it?

Ask PharmD.: This is a perfect question to have the hospital clinical pharmacist answer you directly. They are trained to know how to calculate calories, osmolarity, osmolality, and multivitamin and mineral supplementation along with the TPN for the person receiving it. They do this day in, day out, and would be happy to give you the exact breakdown requested. There are specific algorithms used. ...Read more

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What are the complications of tpn?

What are the complications of tpn?

Short and long term: There are both short and long term complications of tpn. Short term complications include infections, and imbalance of electrolytes, fluid status and blood glucose levels. Long term TPN can result in loss of IV access and also liver injury and cirrhosis. If you remain on TPN for more than 2-3 months, you should be evaluated at an intestine failure center which may consider intestine transplant. ...Read more

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What does a TPN pharmacist do?

What does a TPN pharmacist do?

Tpn pharmacist: This type in f pharmacist is responsible for total par enteral nutrition. Based on the patients illness and nutritional need the pharmacist will make the intravenous nutritional formulations which need to be administered to he patient daily ...Read more

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How does TPN compare to a glucose IV for nutrition?

How does TPN compare to a glucose IV for nutrition?

Much better: Glucose IV is really not nutrition. Nutrition includes balanced protein, carbohydrate, lipid, electrolytes and other ingredients, all included in TPN and often personalized. We use glucose ivs short-term to avoid hypoglycemia that may happen from the body spending the available carbohydrates for energy. That being said, enteral feeding is always better (what goes in the stomach and bowels). ...Read more

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Is it possible to have chemotherapy and TPN use the same line?

Is it possible to have chemotherapy and TPN use the same line?

Not really: I personally prefer TPN to have its own line, and you will hear that from experienced nurses. While the substances may not be incompatible, TPN is associated with risk of infection in the line, so should really have its own, dedicated vascular catheter access, in my opinion. I suppose there could be situations where TPN and chemo have to share a line, but if there's a choice, they shouldn't. ...Read more

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How long does It take to get your gallbladder to contract normally after bein. Npo on TPN for 5 months?

How long does It take to get your gallbladder to contract normally after bein. Npo on TPN for 5 months?

Difficult to know: There is not much in the literature regarding gallbladder function after prolongue NPO, but there is a test that can evaluate the function of the gallbladder in percentage called HIDA scan with CCK. But you will need an ultrasound before to make sure you don't have gallstones. Any value above 35% is normal function. ...Read more

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Hypothetically, you eat 3500 over BMR on Sun, go into a coma Monday, TPN at BMR 1 month. How long for that 3500 to appear as a pound of fat, typically?

Hypothetically, you eat 3500 over BMR on Sun, go into a coma Monday, TPN at BMR 1 month. How long for that 3500 to appear as a pound of fat, typically?

Probably never: It's a good question with no good answer. Fortunately our bodies are not calculators and a one time indulgence even well over what's needed would probably not change anything except glycogen stores with a small weight gain initially. Habitual overeating causes weight gain over time and it is rarely 100% fat gain. Our metabolism constantly adjusts to try and maintain so there isn't one answer. ...Read more

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What's the differencence between a tpn, gtube, & a peg?

What's the differencence between a tpn, gtube, & a peg?

Ways to feed body: Tpn stands for total parenteral nutrition. All nutrition is obtained from a bag of liquid nutrients and infused through an iv. A peg is a tube placed into the stomach from outside the abdomen, which is used to feed the stomach with liquid nutrition. A g tube is similar to a peg tube, but it is surgically placed while a peg is endoscopically placed. ...Read more

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When do you use tpn?

When do you use tpn?

Gut doesn't work: Tpn is used when it's not safe to use the GI tract (bowel obstruction, for instance) or when the GI tract isn't functioning properly (e.g. Short-bowel syndrome, high-output fistula, malabsorption problem, etc.). ...Read more

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In medicine, what does TPN mean?

In medicine, what does TPN mean?

TPN: TPN = total parenteral nutrition. It is nutrients that are delivered through your vein. ...Read more

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What is TPN and when is it given?

What is TPN and when is it given?

IV nutrition: Tpn stands for total parenteral nutrition. Enteral means that the GI tract is used (the patient is eating or tube feeds are being given). Parenteral means that the intravenous route is being used instead. Tpn is used when it's not safe to used the GI tract (for instance, when there's a bowel obstruction) or when the GI tract isn't functioning properly (e.g. Short bowel syndrome). ...Read more

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How long will someone stay on tpn?

How long will someone stay on tpn?

Until...: A patient stays on TPN until they are able to meet their nutritional requirement by eating and any deficit has been made up. Or, until the gut can be used again via a tube placed in the gut, if the patient cannot eat for other reasons. ...Read more

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My sister just started TPN. Why does she feel full?

My sister just started TPN. Why does she feel full?

Good question.: I think the bigger question is why is she on TPN? That likely is related to why she feels full. I suggest you discuss this with her, and if she is willing to allow you to talk with the doctor who is giving her TPN, then discuss the situation with them. She may not want you to know everything, and that is her choice. If so please respect that. ...Read more

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What is the source of the TPN lipids?

What is the source of the TPN lipids?

2: Saflower & soyabeans and egg yolk phopholipids ...Read more

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How to correct co2 with TPN if co2 is low?

How to correct co2 with TPN if co2 is low?

Acetate anion.: Acetate is usually added to TPN to increase co2 (bicarbonate) provided there is normal liver function. ...Read more

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What type of insulin is added to a TPN hyperalimentation?

What type of insulin is added to a TPN hyperalimentation?

Reg human insulin: Regular human Insulin (r) is typically added to TPN or total parenteral nutrition. Because TPN is given via the vein, human r Insulin that is delivered with the nutrients can immediately be transported throughout the body to have effects. This is in contrast to the situation when a person injects Insulin into skin. In this case r human Insulin needs at least 30-40 min to start having effects. ...Read more

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What type of insulin is usually added to TPN (hyperalimentation)?

TPN insulin: Once Insulin is given IV (like tpn) it lasts the same (minutes) no matter what type it is. Usually regular (human r) Insulin is added because it is the cheapest insulin., so why spend more on more expensive Insulin when they all will last for the same timings and have exactly the same effects. ...Read more

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For those on IV tpn--- are patients still hungry or does appetite get relieved?

For those on IV tpn--- are patients still hungry or does appetite get relieved?

Partially relieved: Appetite is a complex sensation that comes from the brain. Your brain may sense hunger if you have an empty stomach or from low blood glucose levels. Appetite may be "turned off" if you have eaten or if your blood glucose levels are high. Appetite is also decreased in times of stress such as illness or injury. Therefore, TPN may decrease appetite as the brain will sense higher glucose levels. ...Read more

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Who needs to have total parenteral nutrition (tpn)?

Bowel rest: If swallowing is an issue, we can give food via peg tube thru skin directly into stomach. But some patients need bowel rest so we give total parenteral nutrition (TPN) through veins so nothing is in stomach/intestine. These are major veins, not tiny ones on back of hand, usually via picc (peripherally inserted central catheter) line since it's expected that you'll need TPN for a long time. ...Read more

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How long can you survive with a blocked bowel on TPN?

No definite time: With total TPN you can live indefinitely if blood levels and nutritional status is maintained. ...Read more

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Are there alternatives to total parenteral nutrition or tpn?

Are there alternatives to total parenteral nutrition or tpn?

Intestine failure: Tpn is the primary therapy for intestinal failure - a condition that exists when your intestine cannot provide enough nutrition and fluid to support life. You may be malnourished or dehydrated and require TPN for a short time. However, in certain situations, TPN can be required long term and may be permanent. In those instances, you may consider intestine transplantation. ...Read more

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Can you give invanz (ertapenem) and a TPN in the same picc line?

Can you give invanz (ertapenem) and a TPN in the same picc line?

Can but should NOT: There should be separate lines for TPN and antibiotics, do not combine or switch them. ...Read more

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What could cause hypoglycemia and hypovolemia in a patient on tpn?

What could cause hypoglycemia and hypovolemia in a patient on tpn?

TPN: Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) is most often given when you are having problems with eating so you have intravenous feeding.

There must be something wrong with your TPN dosing and that requires immediate care by your doctor.

Do not wait but contact him/her right now! ...Read more

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Are only Intensive Care Units equipped to give total parental nutrition (TPN) or can this be done in most wards?

Are only Intensive Care Units equipped to give total parental nutrition (TPN) or can this be done in most wards?

Both: Many patients are started on TPN in the ICU, for critical conditions or after surgery, but there is no reason that TPN cannot be started on the wards. A team of providers, a nutritionist, an iv access team and usually a physician, round to determine: 1) is TPN indicated, can feeding be used instead; 2) if so, what access (port, PICC line); 3) what formulation; 4) how long? Teaching is critica ...Read more

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Son had resection of esoph. Now has chylothoracic. Is tpn. How long before he can have clear liquids & what is time frame before surg is considered.?

Son had resection of esoph. Now has chylothoracic. Is tpn. How long before he can have clear liquids & what is time frame before surg is considered.?

Chylothorax: The lymphatic system is a low pressure system, so usually staying on tpn, and/or a fat restricted diet supplemented by medium chain fatty acids cures the problem in 50% of cases. It may take weeks or even months to heal. He may also need his chest drained periodically. Surgery is a last option because it is difficult to find and clip the lympatics. ...Read more

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What is the TPN energy ratio for CHF patients?

What is the TPN energy ratio for CHF patients?

Depends: Energy ratio is an imprecise term. Maybe you mean the energy/nitrogen (or protein) ratio. As an estimate most patients need about 25 kcal/kg body wt /day and about 1-2 grams /kg /protein/ day. These numbers are estimates and vary based on how "stressed" a patient is. For example after surgery some patients need more calories. So the exact ratio varies. CHF affects fluid needs > calorie needs. ...Read more

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Does fat emulsion decrease the value of tpn?

Does fat emulsion decrease the value of tpn?

Just the opposite!: In a carefully monitored regimen of total parenteral nutrition (tpn), which is iv-only nutrition for a patient who cannot take anything by mouth for an extended period of time, getting essential fatty acids and fats is an important part of the nutritional regimen. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of total parenteral nutrition tpn?

Short and long term: There are both short and long term complications of tpn. Short term complications include infections, and imbalance of electrolytes, fluid status and blood glucose levels. Long term TPN can result in loss of IV access and also liver injury and cirrhosis. If you remain on TPN for more than 2-3 months, you should be evaluated at an intestine failure center which may consider intestine transplant. ...Read more