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SBAR Regarding Total Parental Nutrition (TPN) Management

Regulatory Corner

(From the September 2013 Issue of MedStat)

Situation: Omission of critical components of Total Parental Nutrition (TPN) fluid and failure to monitor specific lab values can lead to patient harm.

Background: TPN is considered a medication that requires careful supervision by the attending physician. As such, a standardized process of communication, assessment and monitoring of the TPN therapy is required.

Assessment: Several process changes in TPN management have been recommended.

Recommendations: There are recommendations for TPN process changes for the medical staff regarding TPN management.

Please see the insert in your September Medical Staff Mailing for TPN recommendations.

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