Dear Nurses

Saturday, January 12, 2008

TPN ADMINISTRATION IN THE TRAUMA PATIENT


The doctor usually assesses this need. If your patient is receiving TPN here
are some helpful hints :

- change and date the tubings per your institution's protocol.

- document and report any significant *fever as infection is a complication.

- monitor blood glucose and do lab values per MD orders.
- assess, document and report any complaints of pain or tenderness in the calf,
chest pain, shortness of breath, or significant changes in vital signs.
For more helpful information on the trauma patient, simply click on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.com/ and enjoy reading the TRAUMA CARE topics.
You may also enjoy watching the clinical videos called SESSIONS
* Chapter 7

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home