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Why would any child need total parenteral nutrition?

Intestinal problem. Tpn is nutrition given via an iv. It is quite tricky, and only used in cases where the intestinal tract is very, very impaired. Read more...
GI tract problems. If a person can not absorb nutrition from their intestinal tract, they get it into their veins as total parenteral nutrition. Sometimes its given while the intestinal tract is recovering or for additional calories in children who cant get all the calories they need through their intestinal tract due to their disease. There are conditions where children are totally dependent on TPN. Read more...

What must I learn about total parenteral nutrition?

TPN. Total parenteral nutrition is the complete administration of nutrition through a large vein. If your doctor(s) are considering this, you should be supported through a group of professionals including your physician, nutritionist, nurse specializing in central venous line care, pharmacist, and lab technician. Delivering TPN to a patient is best delivered through a team approach, including yourself. Read more...