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TPN Question????

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by dudek1984, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. dudek1984

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    Need some input on the following questions please. Really don't know a good answer for this.

    What do you want “Total Parenteral Nutrition” to be like for you in 5 years?

    If money and time were not an issue, what are the changes or improvements that could be made to TPN?
     
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  3. Praziquantel86

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    You're going to have to be more specific than that. Parenteral nutrition is a huge field, I don't think there is any "one" direction it will go in.

    However, things that come to mind immediately:

    1) Better methods for accurately assessing caloric/nutrional needs.
    2) Better data on the timing of initiation of TPN.
    3) Better methods for minimizing the need for TPN.
     
  4. Quiksilver

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    That is really a vague question

    Ensuring adequate supply of components in the marketplace, drug shortages can have an effect on TPN products.
     

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