Prescribing Adult Intravenous Nutrition

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Pharmaceutical Press, 2007 - Medical - 300 pages
Patients who are unable to achieve an adequate nutritional intake via their gut are at risk of malnutrition and its many associated problems. They may therefore require feeding directly into a vein. "Prescribing Adult Intravenous Nutrition" is an introductory text offering the inexperienced healthcare professional involved in nutritional support, a practical guide to the broad principles and practice of adult parenteral nutrition. "Prescribing Adult Intravenous Nutrition" describes: why nutritional care is so important; what should be given; what can go wrong; how to deal with any IVN related problems; and organizational aspects of nutritional care.
 

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Contents

Oral and enteral tube support
7
Intravenous support
19
Salts and pharmaceutical calculations
27
Clinical history and examination
35
Review of prescription charts
53
Conclusion
69
Nitrogen for nonenergy purposes
83
Interpreting biochemical results
98
Infective complications from intravenous nutrition
181
Thrombophlebitis
189
Metabolic complications of intravenous nutrition
195
Monitoring
201
Organising nutrition support
213
Technical Services
233
On the ward
245
Final note
255

Micronutrients
125
Measuring micronutrient status
137
Practical aspects of micronutrient prescribing
143
Liver disease
150
References
160
Designing your own regimen
168
Regimen compromise
174
Microbiological stability
263
References
270
Salts
271
References
280
Typical specific micronutrient supplementation
286
Index
293
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WARREN BOROSON is an award-winning business writer for The Bergen Record. He was previously an editor for Sylvia Porter's Personal Finance magazine and for Money magazine. He is the coauthor of How to Sell Your House in a Buyer s Market (Wiley) and How to Buy a House with No (or Little) Money Down (Wiley). KEN AUSTIN is President of Home Master of America, the largest home inspection company in the country.

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