Berisa Prado, Silvia
Introduction: Parenteral nutrition is an important frame in the treatment of inpatients. It helps with the outcomes in the diseases. The big problem with it is their use, there are a lot of complications around the use of inappropriate nutrition. The nutrition support team is made by hospital pharmacist, their aim is to have a good use of the central and peripheral parenteral nutrition.
Objective: In this study our aim is to measure the quality of the parenteral nutrition administration in the nutrition unit in our hospital Pharmacy in a private general hospital.
Methods: We review the inpatients who have received parenteral nutrition during a period of 4,5months, by our nutrition support team, and we compare it with another group of inpatients with parenteral nutrition before the beginning of this team.
Results: We have decreased from 41.4% to 17.2% the percentage of inappropriate indications of parenteral nutrition in compliance with mandatory European guidelines nutrition in control group and in the study group respectivelyand we have a decreased of 50% in the number of the short administration of the parenteral nutrition too, but still do not accomplish quality standard. The rest of quality indicators are meet standards in all of them, good caloric intake, progressive suspension of the nutrition, and monitoring of patients.
Conclusions: The nutrition support team in a Pharmacy Service has reduced inappropriate use of parenteral nutrition, as well as the use of short-term parenteral nutrition. Meet the target of quality standards in terms of energy requirements administered and patient monitoring.