Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and enteral (tube) feedings support adults and children who cannot consume or absorb nutrients through regular food intake.
There are many situations when a person cannot eat any or enough food. A patient’s stomach or bowel may not be functioning properly because of an illness or surgery. Under those conditions, the person must receive nutrition in a different way.
Nutrition can be provided either through a feeding tube (enteral nutrition) or an intravenous tube called a catheter that is inserted directly into the veins (parenteral nutrition or TPN). The amount, type, and route of nutrition is determined on a case-by-case basis for each patient.
Vital Care, Inc.’s Nutrition Support Team consists of a nursing staff, pharmacists and dietitian. Our team of specialists works closely with your Vital Care pharmacy’s clinicians, making for an easy patient transition from the hospital to the home. Your Vital Care pharmacy aims to provide the best possible care from pediatrics to elderly patients receiving nutritional therapy. Our goal is to offer each patient a much improved quality of life.