Out of Hospital Parenteral Nutrition
The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. A licensed healthcare professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any medical conditions.
What is Parenteral Nutrition?
Parenteral nutrition is the provision of nutrition intravenously. This nutrition is provided in the form of glucose, amino acids, fatty acids, electrolytes, vitamins and minerals.
Parenteral nutrition may be the only alternative to meeting a person's nutrition requirements when they:
- Cannot eat
Should not eat
Cannot eat enough
The Baxter Out of Hospital Parenteral Nutrition Service offers support to hospital nutrition teams interested in providing patient’s with parenteral nutrition outside of the hospital environment. The service provides timely delivery of parenteral nutrition solutions and treatment supplies direct to people’s door.
The Baxter Out of Hospital Parenteral Nutrition Service team consists of Nutrition Product Specialists, Nurses, Pharmacists and Customer Support Specialists.
Dedicated HomeCare Customer Support Team:
- Manage the scheduled delivery of ancillary supplies to the patient’s home
Act as a first point of contact for clinicians and home patients requiring assistance with parenteral nutrition ancillaries
Arrange delivery of ambulatory pump which is available for loan with a back pack
Door-to-door delivery service
- Manage the production of the parenteral nutrition solutions and their delivery
Act as a point of contact for clinicians wishing to change parenteral nutrition solutions and to request solutions for new patients on Out of Hospital parenteral nutrition
Provide product stability information to clinicians
Education and Support:
- Support to guide the hospital through the transition of a patient from hospital in patient to out of hospital on parenteral nutrition
Train the trainer support for hospitals on the ambulatory pump
Train the trainer support for hospitals on the activation of the parenteral nutrition solutions