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The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2322
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This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are a patient in The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults. This pamphlet explains what home PN (parenteral nutrition) is, who can get it, how it is given, benefits, what your body needs to stay healthy, and how you will learn to do PN at home. It also explains how long you can expect to be on PN, when you can go home from the hospital, emotions, how home PN will affect your lifestyle, possible complications, and how to teach your …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (47 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Parenteral Nutrition, Home
Subjects (LCSH)
Parenteral feeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are a patient in The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults. This pamphlet explains what home PN (parenteral nutrition) is, who can get it, how it is given, benefits, what your body needs to stay healthy, and how you will learn to do PN at home. It also explains how long you can expect to be on PN, when you can go home from the hospital, emotions, how home PN will affect your lifestyle, possible complications, and how to teach your back-up person how to do home PN. Supplies (getting them, storing, and disposal), handwashing, choosing and cleaning a work area, and how to add to your solution (multi-vitamins, vitamin K, insulin) are covered. Overnight infusion of PN and lipids, programming your pump for PN and lipids, morning routine, and caring for your Hickman/central line are explained. Common questions about PN tubing and solutions, Hickman/central lines, and how to check for complications are also listed.
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Prepared by: The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults
Pamphlet Number
2322
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Tunneled (Hickman) catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hematology Patient Education Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0214
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A tunneled (Hickman) catheter is a type of catheter (thin, hollow tube) made of silicone. It is an intravenous (I.V.) catheter that is inserted (put in) in a large vein near your heart. "Tunneled" means that part of the catheter is put under the skin on your chest. Topics include: what a tunneled catheter is and why it is used, infections, supplies, checking for blood, positive pressure, changing your dressing, and caring for your tunneled catheter. A list of what to do if certain problems happ…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hematology Patient Education Working Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Central Venous Catheters
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Intravenous catheterization
Abstract
A tunneled (Hickman) catheter is a type of catheter (thin, hollow tube) made of silicone. It is an intravenous (I.V.) catheter that is inserted (put in) in a large vein near your heart. "Tunneled" means that part of the catheter is put under the skin on your chest. Topics include: what a tunneled catheter is and why it is used, infections, supplies, checking for blood, positive pressure, changing your dressing, and caring for your tunneled catheter. A list of what to do if certain problems happen in caring for your line is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Care of a Hickman line
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hematology Patient Education Working Group
Pamphlet Number
0214
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