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Children’s books for parenteral nutrition

This book series helps children understand parenteral nutrition.

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Learn about parenteral nutrition

When children have a family member on parenteral nutrition (PN) or are on PN themselves, they have questions that can be hard to answer. Optum® Infusion Pharmacy offers free, age-appropriate books for children that help explain the basics of nutrition support and central venous catheter (CVC) care in a loving way.

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"My Special Line"

This read-to-me book helps younger children understand the basics of PN and CVC care. They will learn how to:

  • Treat the line as a part of their body
  • Keep the line safe, clean and dry
  • Wash their hands before they handle the line

"My Special Line" uses rhyme and repetition to make its message memorable.

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"Let’s Learn About Central Lines"

This book is for elementary-aged children (early readers). It helps them understand the basics of TPN and a central venous catheter (CVC):

  • Understanding what a CVC is
  • Learning who might need a CVC
  • Keeping the CVC safe, clean, and dry
  • Taking an active role in caring for their CVC
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