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Parenteral nutrition

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