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Chapter 15

Total parental nutrition (tpn) The intravenous infusion of nutrients administered directly into the bloodstream bypassing the digestive tract
Nasogastric tube A feeding tube that is inserted into the nose and goes to the stomach
Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy (PEG) Feeding tube placed through the abdominal wall into the stomach
Diet cards Cards that lost the residents name info about special diets, allergies likes, dislikes, and other instructions
Diuretics Medication that reduces fluid volume in the body
Dysphagia Difficulty swallowing
Aspiration The inhalation of food, drink or foreign material into lungs
Edema Swelling caused by excess fluid in the bod tissues
Fluid balance Taking in and eliminating equal amounts of fluid
Created by: Mjlv2008