Which of the following lab values are typically monitored when a patient is receiving TPN? Select all that apply.

 

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Correct

- Glucose

- Electrolytes

- Bilirubin

- CO2

- Albumin

Rationale

-"Glucose", "Electrolytes" and "Albumin" are correct. When a patient receives TPN, the provider will order laboratory studies to determine how well the patient's body is responding to the TPN formula. Lab values that will likely be monitored include electrolytes, albumin, liver and renal function and blood glucose.
-"Bilirubin" and "CO2" are incorrect because these values are not affected by TPN therapy.

References:
Silvestri, L. A. (2017). Saunders comprehensive review for the NCLEX-RN examination. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier

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