Tag Archives: parenteral nutrition

Infusing TPN in babies too rapidly poses risk of severe harm and death

A Patient Safety Alert was issued on the 27 September warning of the risk of severe harm and death from infusing total parenteral nutrition (TPN, also known as PN) too rapidly in babies. Three incidents reported through the StEIS (Strategic … Continue reading

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Prevention of neonatal late-onset sepsis: a randomised controlled trial

Late-onset sepsis (LOS), defined as sepsis occurring after 48 h of age causes substantial mortality and morbidity in very low birth weight infants. Risk factors for LOS include immaturity, intravascular catheters, mechanical ventilation, and prolonged parenteral nutrition (PN). Little attention has … Continue reading

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Neonatal feeding: care and outcomes following gastrointestinal surgery

Optimising nutrition is an essential component of infant care. This can be more complex for those infants who have undergone gastrointestinal surgery. While many of the principles guiding the feeding of all newborns are applicable to these patients, there are … Continue reading

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An update on neonatal parenteral nutrition

Parenteral nutrition (PN) – the provision of nutrients by an intravenous route – can be used as the sole source of protein, lipid, carbohydrate and other essential nutrients (total PN, TPN) or to supplement milk feeding (partial PN). PN is … Continue reading

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