Specialty Program 2016 | I.V. Therapy Online Program | 5 | Total Parenteral Nutrition

Blocks with a stethoscope.

This course is Chapter 5 of the I.V. Therapy Online Program. Focus is on the introduction to and overview of current standards and guidelines that apply to parenteral nutrition and I.V. therapy. Course activities include workbook, four videos, a post-test and evaluation. You must achieve 80% on the post-test to earn contact hour credit.

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  • Composition of nutritional solutions
  • Administration of total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
  • Troubleshooting
  • Support page:
    TPN additives

Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity:

  • View the presentations.
  • Study the handouts.
  • Achieve 80% or higher on the exam. You can take the exam as many times as you wish.
  • Complete the evaluation. 

Additional program information

Planning Committee
Instructor Biography

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you should be better able to:​​

  • Safely administer total parenteral nutrition (TPN).
  • State the proper methods for monitoring a patient receiving TPN.
  • List three potential complications of TPN.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 2.00 Contact hours

Kay Coulter, RN, CRNI, VA-BC

Executive Director, Infusion Knowledge, Inc., Clearwater, Florida; Contracted Instructor, Continuing Nursing Education Department, St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, Florida

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Contact hours
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