Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) Awareness Week
October 11-15, 2021
Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) Awareness Week is a week spearheaded by The Oley Foundation. It is held to help bring light to what it is like living with long-term PN, the reasons why people require it, and its benefits and the risks. Jump to nutrition FAQ here.
What is home parenteral nutrition (HPN)?
Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is a liquid that provides nutrition directly into the body's large veins. It provides you (or your child) with all of the nutrients, fluids, vitamins, and minerals needed to fuel the body. Other names include total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and parenteral nutrition (PN).
Watch this kid-friendly video on the basics of parenteral nutrition (PN).
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Q & A with Dr. Segovia
Questions she answers includes:
What is TPN?
Why does a child or adult require TPN?
What is a central line?
What are complications associated with a central line?
What are complications associated with long-term TPN use?
Is an individual still able to eat by mouth while on TPN?
What is TPN failure and how does this qualify a person for intestinal transplant?
What are the benefits of tube feeds vs. TPN?