Prescribing adult intravenous nutrition

Austin, Peter and Stroud, Mike (2007) Prescribing adult intravenous nutrition, London, UK, Pharmaceutical Press, 320pp.


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Patients who are unable to achieve an adequate nutritional intake via their gut are at risk of malnutrition and its many associated problems. They may, therefore, require feeding directly into a vein. Prescribing Adult Intravenous Nutrition is an introductory text offering the healthcare professional involved in nutritional support a practical guide to the broad principles and practice of adult intravenous nutrition.

Prescribing Adult Intravenous Nutrition describes:
why nutritional care is so important
what should be given
what can go wrong
how to deal with any intravenous feeding problems
how to organise aspects of nutritional care.
Numerous illustrations and case studies help to illustrate the principles discussed.

1. The Importance of Nutritional Support: 2. Oral and Enteral Tube Support: 3. Intravenous Support: 4. Clinical Assessment: 5. Pharmaceutical Review: 6. Decisions on Intravenous Nutrition: 7. Fluid and Macronutrients: 8. Electrolytes: 9. Micronutrients: 10. Prescribing for Patients with Specific Problems: 11. Regimen Choice: 12. Potential Complications: 13. Monitoring: 14. Organising Nutrition Support: 15. Technical Services: 16. On the Ward: Appendix 1 Stability: Appendix 2 Salts and Pharmaceutical Calculations: Appendix 3 Micronutrient Preparations: Appendix 4 High Sodium Drinks and Feeds for Short Bowel Syndrome.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0853696586 (paperback)
9780853696582 (paperback)
Related URLs:
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
ePrint ID: 60879
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
March 2007Published
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:43

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