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Parenteral Nutrition

If you cannot get the nutrients you need through your digestive system, your physician may order parenteral nutrition (intravenous nutrition). This means that you receive your nutrition through an intravenous (IV) line directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your stomach and bowel.

Parenteral nutrition may be ordered by your physician when parts of your digestive system are not working properly or need time to rest and heal after surgery, or if you have had part of your digestive system removed. Conditions for which parenteral nutrition is sometimes used include cancer, Crohn’s disease and short bowel syndrome (a condition in which part of the intestine has been removed, or is just shorter than normal). 

Most people receive parenteral nutrition only temporarily until they are able to eat again. However, you can receive this therapy for the rest of your life, if necessary. Our pharmacists, nurses, dietitians and other home care team members work together to make sure you get the nutrition, equipment, supplies, education and support you need. Our goal is for you to be successful with administration of parenteral nutrition at home so that you can experience the best possible quality of life.

Parenteral Nutrition Locations

Indianapolis
Phone: 317.962.4600
TF Phone: 800.258.9530

Muncie
Phone: 765.747.3009
TF Phone: 866.779.7001
Phone: 765.838.5750
TF Phone: 866.865.4896

Lafayette
Phone: 765.838.5750
TF Phone: 866.865.4896

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Parenteral Nutrition Treatment Information

Our services include:


Parenteral Nutrition Support Services

More information on parenteral nutrition is available from these organizations:


Parenteral Nutrition Request a Consultation

Call 317.962.4600 to ask about parenteral nutrition (TPN) provided by IU Health in the home, or to speak with one of our home infusion nurses or pharmacists.

OR Fill out the contact form below for a team member to follow up with you within the next 48 hours. 

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