Day 9 of Gastroparesis Awareness Month — TPN

#‎GastroparesisAwarenessMonth‬ Day 9 ‪#‎TPN‬
When you can’t eat to maintain your ‪#‎nutrition‬ and ‪#‎feedingtubes‬ are not an option, TPN is the next solution.

TPN allows you to receive nutrition through your veins and into the bloodstream. A PICC line (peripherally inserted central catheter) or a port in the chest is required to have central venous access because the solution is very concentrated. There are many risks when considering TPN so it is very important to speak to your physician about what is best for your care.

I personally do not have experience with TPN but ‪#‎awareness‬ is key. If you find that information on TPN could be beneficial to you or to someone you know, please talk to your physician.

‪#‎CureGP‬ ‪#‎DTPAwareness‬ ‪#‎FeedingTubeAwareness‬

**For more information, please visit these websites**
http://www.mitoaction.org/…/june-mito-meeting-ins-and-outs-…
http://www.cpmc.org/learning/documents/nur-piccline-ws.html
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/508939
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlinepl…/druginfo/meds/a601166.html

9 TPN

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