Peripheral Parenteral Nutrition: Definition & Guidelines


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What is peripheral parenteral nutrition, or PPN?

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1. Which group of nutrients are included in a PPN solution?

2. What medication is placed in each PPN bag, or given in shot form, to help prevent excessively high blood sugars?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What's in a PPN solution? How can any complications from this solution be avoided? You must answer these kinds of questions to successfully complete this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To do well on this assessment, you must:

  • Explain what PPN is
  • List the nutrients contained in a PPN solution
  • Name the medication placed in this solution to prevent high blood sugars
  • Identify what is measured daily to ensure that too little or too much solution is not being provided
  • Describe measures that are taken to make sure complications from this solution do not arise

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson, such as what PPN is
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what is done to limit or eliminate complications from PPN
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a medication placed into PPN solutions and what nutrients are found in these solutions

Additional Learning

The lesson Peripheral Parenteral Nutrition: Definition & Guidelines supplies more details if you are interested in learning more about this topic. With this lesson, you will have the opportunity to learn:

  • What Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) is
  • Which health problems might result in the need for replacement nutrition
  • The three main nutritional sources a body uses
  • What problems might arise from PPN