Total Parenteral Nutrition: A Practical Guide for Nurses (Paperback)Helen Hamilton (editor)
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 23/11/1999
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This is a practical handbook, whichwill provide an everyday reference for the inexperienced to provide artificial nutrition in a safe and effective manner. Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) is a means of providing nutrients to patients whom, for whatever reason, are unable to take food orally This book covers the whole range of factors involved in TPN, patient selection and suitability for TPN, contraindications to patients receiving TPN and the practicalities involved such as line selection. It examines the range of treatment options available that are alternatives to TPN. It is also a unique publication in that it considers the patients opinion, body image and lifestyle. Despite its broad coverage, the book is able to explain new techniques concisely, which will help readers professional development and increase their confidence in using these techniques.The books elementary nature makes it ideal for nurses or junior medical staff who are unfamiliar with this therapy or who lack knowledge about central venous catheters. Appendix contains step by step procedures referred to throughout the book that can be adapted by the reader to develop new local protocols.The book is illustrated with anatomical drawings and drawings of catheters which will give the reader a clearer understanding of aspects of TPN treatment. Focuses on the multidisciplinary team involved in TPN patient care i.e. pharmacists and dieticians. The editor is recognised and well respected in this field and has already published work in journals.
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 435 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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