All kinds of infusion pumps are used in critical care to safely deliver medication. These pumps can be used even if a patient is able to walk.
Michael V. Jackson, MD
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
- critical care medicine
- pulmonary & respiratory medicine
Location and Office HoursPulmonary Medicine Associates
236 W 6th
Reno, NV 89503
- Hometown Health Plan
- Banner Churchill Community Hospital
- Northern Nevada Medical Center
- Renown Regional Medical Center
- St Mary's Regional Medical Center
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What are the side effects of total parenteral nutrition?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answeredCommon side effects, or complications, of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) include: glucose abnormalities, liver dysfunction and catheter related infection. Hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) or hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels), as well as some liver dysfunction, is seen in over 90 percent of people receiving TPN. Other side effects include: electrolyte abnormalities, volume overload, bone demineralization, reactions to the lipids and some gallbladder issues.
Is a telephone available for family members of those in a regular room?
Usually, a telephone is available for the patient to make local calls. If family members would like to make calls, they can ask the nurse on duty to assist them. Each hospital is different and so are their telecommunications configurations.
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