Ing.Jhonatan Martinez , , Medicine Course
Eng Course- PERIPHERAL PARENTERAL NUTRITION (Complete Guide)- Download Free PDF
parenteral nutrition (PN) is an appropriate route of nutrition support when patients with identified malnutrition or significant risk of malnutrition cannot meet their nutritional requirements through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.1Although typically referred to as T P N, an acronym for total parenteral nutrition, patients who tolerate some oral intake or tube feeding require delivery of only part of their nutrients via the parenteral route. Use of the GI tract is encouraged to the extent possible. Septic complications may be reduced and gut villi better preserved with administration of at least some nutrients into the GI tract.