What Is Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)? - Definition, Components & Complications


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Total parenteral nutrition provides ______.

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1. The main reason for intravenous delivery of TPN is ______.

2. What is a common reason for needing TPN?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you comprehend of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) with these study assessments. Questions on the quiz include what TPN provides and the mode of delivery.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will help you to:

  • Assess a reason for needing TPN
  • Understand the risk for infection
  • Identify what should not be done if too much sugar is administered via TPN

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills for studying:

  • Making connections - understand why the delivery method for TPN presents risks
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on the need for TPN and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason for administering it intravenously

Additional Learning

Find out more about this subject via the lesson entitled What Is Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)? - Definition, Components & Complications. The lesson will stick to the following objectives:

  • Explain what TPN is
  • Assess the components that make it up
  • Understand the risks and the measures taken to prevent them
  • Define electrolytes