TITLE

DOES A MULTIDISCIPLINARY NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT TEAM (NST) IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF CARE OF PATIENTS RECEIVING TOTAL PARENTERAL NUTRITION? A TEACHING HOSPITAL PERSPECTIVE

AUTHOR(S)
Phillips, R. H.; White, R. L.; Soo, L.; McCartney, S. A.; Bloom, S. L.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA73
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Groups such as British Association/American Society For Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition recommend that patients receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN) should be managed by a multidisciplinary NST. A series of audits is undertaken at a teaching hospital to see whether such guidelines are appropriate. These audits showed that insertion of peripheral midline catheters by a nutrition nurse specialist reduced catheter related sepsis incidence without reducing potential feed duration, the NST pharmacist coordinated recycling of 9% of bags, and up to 33% of TPN prescriptions could have been avoided. These results back guidelines that a NST is important in the successful running of a TPN service.
ACCESSION #
13219102

 

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