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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.
Contents: 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.

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Published date: March 2007


Local EPrints ID: 60879
ISBN: 0853696586
PURE UUID: a86570d6-3121-4893-aac3-9232718feb82

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Date deposited: 10 Oct 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:23

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Author: Peter Austin
Author: Mike Stroud

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