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TPN delivers nutrients directly into your bloodstream through a central line. A central line is a long-lasting intravenous (IV) line we place directly into one of your main blood vessels. Consistent with our commitment to delivering personalized care, our nutrition experts develop a customized nutrition formula based on your individual needs.
This formula includes precise combinations of:
You may be anxious about nourishing yourself with TPN, but we teach you everything you need to know, including:
How to take care of your central line and the skin around it
How to work your infusion pump
All the supplies you need and how to get more if you run out
Who to call if you have problems
As part of your treatment, you will also need regular lab tests. This helps us:
Measure how well your formula is meeting your needs
Make sure your organs are working properly
Keep you free of infection
Know whether your digestive tract has healed enough to start reintroducing solid food into your diet