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Home Parenteral Nutrition

HOME PARENTERAL NUTRITION (HPN)

A LIFE-SUSTAINING THERAPY AT HOME

Patients with a temporary or permanent condition affecting their ability to absorb adequate nutrition through their gut often require Home Parenteral Nutrition to live.

RHI offers comprehensive parenteral nutrition care at home. Our team of pharmacists and nurses collaborate with your nutritionists and physician to enable you to thrive at home and resume normal life. You will receive individualized patient education and training from our expert clinicians about your disease state and how to manage your home parenteral nutrition.

We have developed a clinical program designed to monitor your body’s response to HPN. We monitor your blood sugar level, electrolytes, weight loss/gain, diarrhea, and other side effects of HPN. We communicate this information with your physician team, suggest appropriate clinical intervention, and collaborate to formulate the next best step to improve your clinical outcome. We offer 24/7 clinician on call to answer any questions you may have and can consult with your physician 24/7 to assist us with any areas of medical concern.

Our promise is to collaborate with you, your caregiver, physician, nutritionist and the rest of your health care team with the goal of improving your quality of life.

EXAMPLES OF CONDITIONS NEEDING PERENTERAL NUTRITION SUPPORT:

  • 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)

Home Parenteral Nutrition is an intravenous infusion delivered via an ambulatory infusion pump. Usually patients prefer to do the infusion overnight enabling them to be free of intravenous pumps and HPN so that they can maintain a normal life during the day.

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