Flashcards in Total Patenteral Nutrition 2 Deck (11)
Why would A client need TPN?
If GI tract wasn't working properly
What needs to Monitored closely ?
Blood sugars, due to dextrose in TPN
If TPN is suddenly increased , client is at risk for ?
Hyperglycemia due to gradual increased rate of infusion
What other electrolyte imbalance can TPN cause?
How often do you change the TPN bag?
Every 24 hours
What medications can be hung with TPN tubing?
None; never do this
Why most tubing be changed daily?
To decrease risk for sepsis
TPN increases risk for bacteria to form tubing
Elevations in temperature is a sign of?
Why most TPN be gradually decrease?
To prevent rebound hypoglycemia
If TPN is unavailable, which IV fluid can be hung as a temporary substitution?
10% Dextrose water