This website provides information on nutritional care delivered at home, and in particular on home parenteral nutrition.

Good nutrition is an essential part of care. It includes ensuring that patients receive the right nutritional support at the right time, whether in the hospital, in a community or at home.

Patients who cannot sufficiently manage a healthy energy balance through food may require temporary or lifelong nutritional support, using the enteral or the parenteral route depending on their conditions.

Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is a life-sustaining therapy for adults and children recommended when other forms of nutrition are not tolerated and/or not sufficient to achieve the right nutritional intake. HPN may improve patients’ quality of daily life by enabling them to carry their daily activities and remain active.

In this website you can learn more about home parenteral nutrition: what it is, who gets it and why, how it works, and what the benefits and risks of it are. Through an interactive map, patients can also look for their local support organisation.

Furthermore you may listen from the direct experience of patients, how home parenteral nutrition has helped them in their daily life.

Disclaimer: please consult your healthcare professional to ask for specific guidance on HPN.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Home Parenteral Nutrition

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MNI Medical Nutrition Dossier

Value and effects of Medical Nutrition

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ESPEN guideline on HPN

Guidelines on Home Parenteral Nutrition

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