Initial Evaluation and Care of the Patient with New-Onset Intestinal Failure.
Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;48(4):465-470
Authors: Harris C, Scolapio JS
A total parenteral nutrition (TPN) formula needs to be correctly compounded with the help of a pharmacist and patients cycled to ensure they are tolerating the TPN volume. Selection of and close working relationship with a home infusion company needs to be arranged prior to hospital discharge and can be coordinated with the help of a hospital case manager. For Medicare patients, a certificate of medical necessity must be completed and signed prior to hospital discharge. Patients should undergo education regarding catheter care, infusion pump programming, and preparation of the TPN solution with additives, such as multivitamins and trace elements.
PMID: 31668176 [PubMed - in process]