Over the last several years, medical technology has continued to improve and expand. As a result, many products and services are now available in home that were once thought to be services only provided in a hospital or an institutional setting. Home infusion therapy is a service that can be provided safely and cost efficiently in your home.
Home infusion therapy may be provided when you need to receive certain medications administrated in the vein (for example, specific antibiotics, insulin, chemotherapy drugs, and/or pain medicines), hydration therapy (fluids to prevent dehydration), vitamins/minerals (to maintain your electrolyte balance), total parenteral nutrition (TPN) -nutrients, etc., to meet your nutritional requirements) enteral nutrition (tube feedings) or blood and/or blood products.
Your home infusion therapy may be provided as a continuous infusion (a specific dose received over a certain prolonged period of time) or intermittently (a specific amount of medicine is injected over a certain period of time at defined intervals).
There are two components to your therapy, pharmacy and nursing. Our company provides pharmacy services and may also provide your nursing services. Some patients will have nursing services provided by another organization. In either case, our pharmacists and nurses will coordinate services to bring you optimal care.
Our goal is to provide service, support and supplies necessary to achieve the most effective course of treatment for each patient, while allowing him/her to maintain their lifestyle and independence.
Our services will be provided in your home under the direction of a physician. Working together with your physician, our qualified staff will plan, coordinate and provide care tailored to your needs.
Home Infusion Therapy: Antibiotics, pain management, chemotherapy, hydration and a variety of other services provided by specially trained pharmacists, technicians and registered nurses.
Nutritional Therapy: Enteral feeding and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) are provided by specially trained pharmacists, technicians and registered nurses in conjunction with a home nursing agency, and dietitian when appropriate.
Home Medical Equipment (associated with infusion therapy): Specially designed infusion pumps, including some with rate-tapering capabilities, automatic intermittent infusion capabilities and patient-controlled. Bolus dose capabilities are provided to patients according to their specific needs. Pumps may be stationary or ambulatory. IV poles are provided for pole-mounted pumps.
Medical Supplies: All medically necessary supplies required to provide infusion therapy are provided for our patients. These include IV access, line maintenance, infusion administration supplies and waste disposal supplies.
Our pharmacist will contact you after begin receiving your intravenous (IV) therapy. He will provide additional medication counseling and answer any question you may have about your intravenous medication.
Our home infusion therapy team includes a Pharmacist, Registered Nurse (RN) and Pharmacy Technician. The team works together to ensure safe delivery and maintenance of your medications and equipment. They may also work with a home health agency or other support agency, such a physician’s office or outpatient area of a local hospital, to ensure your care needs are met.