Q) IV fluid of choice to increases calories to provide parenteral nutrition by peripheral route is:
b) Lipid Emulsions
c) Arginine in DNS
d) 25% dextrose
Answer (FREE) b
Lipid Emulsions can be given by peripheral route. They are the highest source of energy and calories. 25% dextrose, although a good source of energy has high concentration of glucose which can cause thrombophelebitis.
DNS will provide just basic calories and will not cause any increase in calorie intake.
Addition of arginine, which is an amino acid will not increase the energy intake.