Total parenteral nutrition or TPN is used if you have a blockage in your gastrointestinal system or you don’t absorb adequate nutrition due to a medical condition or surgery. Your daily nutritional needs are met by a specialized formula containing carbohydrates, protein, fat, electrolytes, vitamins and minerals that you infuse typically on a daily basis. You might infuse your nutrition around the clock or over a 12 hour period each day.
Just because you need a 12 or 24 hour infusion doesn’t mean you will be confined to a bed or your home. Our infusion pumps are small and lightweight and can allow you to carry on many of your normal daily activities.
Our nutrition support team includes pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses and a dietitian who will work with you and your healthcare provider to ensure that your nutritional needs are met.