Interpreting the label on PN bags

  • Red box shows data to be entered
  • Add up the numbers in the blue boxes to approximate the daily mEq/kg/day electrolytes being delivered.
  • The green box shows total calories in the order volume, not kcal/kg. This is generally not clinically useful, so the script calculates kcal/kg/day instead.
  • The purple box shows the osmolarity of the PN solution, and is probably more accurate than the estimation used by the script.