The Pharmacy Department inaugurated Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) services on April, 24th, 2017 at the new TPN Room on Level 4, San Fernando Teaching Hospital. TPN involves the compounding of admixtures comprising of basic nutrients, such as glucose, amino acids, fats and water. These are required for the growth and development of paediatric patients including those in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) when feeding cannot be done through the mouth. This preparation is done via a contamination-free technique using a laminar flow hood and is infused intravenously. The new TPN room is equipped with a laminar flow hood and will enhance pharmacy services in the South-West Regional Health Authority.

In Photo: Mr. Anil Gosine, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Pravinde Ramoutar, Medical Director Ag and Mrs. Indra Maharaj, General Manager Allied Health Services at the official opening of the TPN Room.