Kirsten Devaney Staff nurse on the gastroenterology ward, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Reading a CPD article improved Kirsten Devaney’s monitoring of patients receiving parenteral nutrition
Parenteral nutrition is an intravenous method of providing nutrition to patients by delivering nutrients directly into the bloodstream via a venous access device. It is prescribed by a specialist nutrition support team, which may include a pharmacist, specialist nutrition nurse, dietician and doctor, to ensure that it is given appropriately and safely.
Nursing Standard. 28, 13, 61-61. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.11.28.13.61.s51