What is Home Infusion Therapy?
Our home infusion therapies combine the services of our pharmacy with skilled, caring infusion professionals. This experienced team provides your intravenous infusion therapy and specialty injection medications safely and effectively in the comfort of your own home. Home infusion therapy began in the early 1980’s when new medical technologies made it possible for patients to receive their intravenous medications at home, without a costly hospital visit.
Advantages to Home Infusion:
- Continuity of care from hospital to home
- Clinical monitoring by experienced professionals
- Patient and caregiver can resume most daily activities
- Decreased need for hospitalization and associated costs
- Clinical education and active participation in the recovery process
Treatment to eliminate infection
Treatment to increase amount of fluid in the body
Treatment to reduce inflammation or swelling
Treatment to improve the action of the heart
IV catheter care
Supplies, flushing solution and dressings to keep a catheter open and clean
Treatment for chronic conditions to restore or manage quality of life, Intravenous and Subcutaneous
Supplying all of the daily nutritional requirements for both adults and children
Treatment that gives nutrition through a catheter in a vein
Medications for patients of all ages who receive high-cost specialty injectable treatments for various chronic disease states
PICC Line Maintenance
PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) line maintenance is required to keep the line patent (to prevent clotting) in between active therapy. Many times a patient has a PICC line in place, but they are waiting for a follow-up with their physician to determine whether it should be removed or if the therapy will continue.
An Elastomeric Homepump can be used to administer antibiotics and antifungals. The pumps range in size from golf ball to softball. The average time of infusion is 1 hour. The Homepump is portable, there is no pole, no hanging necessary and no additional machine. With the flip of a clip you can start the infusion. You can have the mobility you need to maintain your normal lifestyle at home, or even return to school or work. You can set the Homepump beside you while you watch TV or in your pocket while you cook.
The Curlin Pump is a small, lightweight, ambulatory pump that does not require a pole mount. The Curlin pump runs in five different modes, Continuous, Intermittent, TPN, PCA, and Variable. Most frequently on Intermittent mode is Nafcillin Q4H (every 4 hours) programmed for 24 HR bag which allows a bag change only once daily. We provide C batteries for patients to maintain their lifestyle at home or on the go.
The Kangaroo Joey enteral feeding pump is an easy to use, light weight feeding pump ( approx 1.7 lbs) that can be used on infants to geriatric patients.
The pump has easy step-by-step prompts, and simplified set loading. The pump can be placed on pole and maneuvered in the home or remain at a patient’s bedside. The pump can also be placed in a small backpack for doctor appointments, and/or any other use outside the home. This is especially helpful for small children on the go or when a patient needs to travel for any distance. The pump must be plugged in to charge the battery, but once fully charged power can last up to 15 hrs. Continuous or bolus feeding and flushing capabilities all from one pump. As an added bonus the pump can display 16 languages.
Educating patients and caregivers in proper care techniques is our primary GOAL. Each patient and caregiver receive personal education and instructions based on their individual needs. This allows the patient to regain independence as quickly and comfortably as possible.
Additional Ways We Can Help
A registered nurse will meet with you in the hospital prior to going home to ensure that home infusion therapy is an appropriate method of treatment
Our intake team will take care of all reimbursement issues, from obtaining up-front authorizations to contacting the patient to discuss coverage and any co-pay issues prior to start of care
Our pharmacists aim to reach the dosage of each drug which ensures the best efficacy and the minimum of adverse effects
Our pharmacists will follow your progress and monitor parameters as indicated by your physician
Regular Monitoring of Patient Progress
Our team will make sure you have everything you need during your therapy
24hr Call Service
Our team is available to assist you day or night
Coordination with Home Health Agencies
Our intake team will coordinate with a local Home Health agency to ensure proper and complete care is given to our patients
Arrange for first dosing
If you have not had this medication before we will make arrangements for you to receive it for the first time in a safe environment
Other specialty therapies
We will consider providing any prescribed medicine if there is a process for giving it safely at home
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