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How long before initiating TPN?

Discussion in 'Gastroenterology' started by ferroportin, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. ferroportin

    ferroportin 2+ Year Member

    May 15, 2012
    Let's say you have a patient who is being kept NPO for some reason (e.g., pancreatitis). How long would they have to be NPO before you decide to initiate TPN? Other than the obvious question of goals of care, are there other attendant criteria w/r/t to making this decision?
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