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Home Parenteral Nutrition

Meet Nicole and learn about her experience with Home Parenteral Nutrition.

A LIFE-SUSTAINING THERAPY AT HOME

Patients with a temporary or permanent condition affecting their ability to absorb adequate nutrients often require Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) to live. HPN is an intravenous (IV) solution that provides you with calories, electrolytes, vitamins and fluid.

Diseases of patients needing HPN are complex and treating them requires very specific clinical expertise on the relationship between your disease’s symptoms, your nutrition and your electrolytes. Our clinicians were trained in top ranking hospitals and have worked with the best intestinal rehabilitation programs, giving us the expertise needed to provide you with the highest quality of HPN care.

Through our comprehensive care model we provide you with individualized therapy, one-on-one patient education, lab monitoring and extensive collaboration with your providers. Monitoring is key to our HPN program. We follow your kidney/liver function, caloric input, fluid output, weight status, electrolytes, and how HPN affects your overall disease state.

Our program’s success is built upon deep collaboration with you and your medical team. With collaboration we help you reach your nutritional goals, maintain your electrolytes, alleviate your symptoms, minimize long term side effects of HPN, and for some patients, help you get ready for surgical interventions.

Our promise is to improve your quality of life by achieving the best possible outcomes.

HOW WE SUCCEED TOGETHER

  • Home Parenteral Nutrition is an intravenous infusion delivered via an ambulatory infusion pump. Patients often do the infusion overnight enabling them to work, go to school, and maintain a normal life during the day
  • Our expert nurses meet with you several times at the start of your therapy to teach you about your HPN
  • Our clinicians conduct a thorough assessment to understand your medical symptoms, your response to therapy, and how well you are tolerating your infusions.
  • We thoughtfully plan your infusion set-up for your comfort and convenience. Most importantly, we tailor your infusion schedule to help you maintain your lifestyle and meet your goals.
  • We make sure your transition to home is seamless and includes your whole care team
  • A nurse will visit you weekly or as needed to provide care and assess your condition
  • Our clinical team monitors your nutrition, weight status, lab results and check how you are doing overall. We will regularly update your physician on your progress
  • We evaluate side effects and work with your physician to continuously improve your therapy regimen at home
  • Our deep collaboration with you and your entire health care team is what sets us apart.
  • You can call our clinicians anytime. We are available 24/7
  • We are your advocate from start to finish to help you achieve the best possible outcomes and optimize your quality of life

COMMON CONDITIONS NEEDING HPN

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Congenital bowel disease
  • Ischemic bowel disease
  • Intestinal tract injuries or traumas that impair the ability to eat
  • Cancer forms that limit nutrient absorption or impair the ability to eat
  • Inadequate absorption resulting from short bowel syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal fistula
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Prolonged bowel rest
  • Severe malnutrition
  • Radiation Enteritis
  • Chronic adhesive obstructions
  • Mitochondrial Disease
  • Stroke
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
RHI is the A-Team of home infusion – clinical experts with compassion and extreme dedication towards everyone they serve. They go above and beyond.
S.N., Doland, SD
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