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Intravenous Nutrition

For some patients, receiving essential nutrients is not possible without the help of intravenous (IV) nutrition. If the digestive tract can no longer adequately absorb nutrients or there are temporary periods that the tract should be free of food, IV nutrition is a method of getting nutrition into the body through the veins. This is … Continue reading

How Is Parenteral Nutrition Administered?

Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), also known as intravenous or IV nutrition feeding, is a method of getting nutrition into the body through the veins. Receiving TPN allows an individual to obtain nutrition using a route other than the digestive tract. TPN is ordered for patients who may have trouble swallowing, have difficulty moving food through … Continue reading