Giving parenteral nutrition (PN) at home

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Learn about the mixture of nutrients in parenteral nutrition (PN) and how to provide your child PN at home.

Key points

  • Home parenteral nutrition (PN) is made up of three main nutrients: fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
  • The solution will be customized to your child and come in one pre-mixed bag.
  • You will also have to add a mixture of vitamins to the bag prior to your child’s intravenous (IV) infusion.
  • A home PN nurse will teach you and a second caregiver how to administer the solution at home.
Last updated: November 3rd 2022