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Short Facts About Parenteral Nutrition

  • Enteral nutrition is sometimes not sufficient: Parenteral nutrition fills a critical gap- especially in ICU patients and after abdominal surgery.1
  • PN is safe when indicated, and when used appropriately.23
  • Early PN is as safe as enteral nutrition when administered appropriately.4
  • PN can help to improve patient outcomes.1235
  • SPN reduces risk of hospital-acquired infections in ICU patients by 11% when compared to EN.1
  • Early PN has been shown to reduce treatment costs by USD 3,150 per patient.5