The leaflet was produced after the group had received
several requests from its members for appropriate educational information
for adult in-patients receiving PN support. Lucy Thompson (Kings
College Hospital, London) and her team, reviewed existing leaflets
from the PINNT organisation and two hospitals, and put together
a draft document which has been proofed by various BPNG members
and other colleagues.
The leaflet was launched at the BAPEN Conference 2005 and has since
been endorsed by the BAPEN council.
The PIL is a double-sided A5 open-up leaflet which explains (see
example (front and
back) or (centre)):
What is PN?
What does it contain?
Who are the members of the Nutrition Support Team?
Who will visit the patient regularly to review the PN?
What might patients expect to happen during treatment, together
with some possible side effects?
Contact details for further advice and support are also included.
The PIL may be modified or adapted as appropriate by individual
NS teams or NHS trusts.
Download a copy of the
PIL order form.