1. Describe the purpose of total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Which patients may benefit from the use of TPN? Describe the nursing measures for the initiation of TPN.
  2. The patient receiving TPN therapy is at risk for complications from the infusion. What complications should the nurse anticipate? What signs/symptoms will help the nurse to identify the development of a complication? What are the nursing actions will be implemented if a complication develops?
  3. Patients with central line catheters (CLCs) are at risk for Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection (CRBSI). List the nursing interventions used to prevent CRBSI.
  4. Describe the guidelines for CLC dressing changes. What are the guidelines for flushing the CLC? Include routine and medication administration. Identify the nursing measures for removing a CLC or Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC).

 

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