volume 10, issue 5, Pe196 2015
DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2015.03.045
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Abstract: ICU, 17% Progressive Care Unit, 34% surgical wards, 5% oncology and 2% admissions ward. In total 640 bags were used. Weight was recorded in only 58% patients. 47% lines used for TPN were PICC, 46% central jugular, 3% peripheral, remaining 3% represents Hickman, femoral and subclavian lines. TPN formulations used ranged from 5g to 16g Nitrogen. 28% of the TPN prescribed were scratch bags. The average number of days on TPN was 11, however 28% were on 4 days or less. Problems associated with TPN included absence …

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