Our home infusion team has more than 17 years of experience working with physicians to provide patients with the medication, equipment and training needed to receive medications at home. Our staff is ready to answer your questions as you start your home infusion therapy.
If you are unable to benefit from oral antibiotics, infusion pumps can be used to deliver intravenous antibiotics to treat infection from the comfort of your home. Our pharmacists will prepare your prescribed medication in sterile, one-time use antibiotic balloons, or ambulatory or infusion pumps, which infuse the prescribed medication based on the dosage, infusion rate and time period programmed into the machine.
Biological response modifiers are a therapy used to either stimulate or suppress the immune system to help your body fight infection, cancer or another disease, or reduce side effects of other treatments. The treatment, which is created from substances that occur naturally or are created in a lab, is customized for your body by our pharmacists.
Many home infusion therapies require a central line, which is a tube inserted into a blood vessel to allow delivery of medication or nutrition into your system. Maintaining a clean, correctly inserted central line during home infusion therapy is crucial, because without upkeep it can lead to growth of bacteria and germs in your blood stream. Our home infusion team considers central line maintenance as important as our therapy services.
Many types of chemotherapy can be given safely by an infusion pump in your own home, though some visits to the hospital to start infusion and get blood tests are usually still required. Our home infusion therapy team will train you on how to use the pump so that you are comfortable operating it on your own.
Enteral nutrition management allows nutrition to be administered through a feeding tube.
The growth hormone is an important hormone that helps to control growth of the body, affecting muscle development and metabolism. Our pharmacists prepare growth hormone medication that can be delivered via a shot at home.
Fluids can be delivered to a dehydrated person more quickly through IV than by drinking the fluids. You can receive a hydration solution (water, sodium and sugar) through an intravenous line in the comfort of your own home.
If you have a chronic or progressive illness, such as congestive heart failure, you can receive medication at home that helps to reduce your symptoms. Inotropic therapy often requires an IV line and a pump that can be carried around with you.
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a blood product used to treat immune deficiencies, autoimmune diseases and acute infections. It is usually administered intravenously once every two to four weeks.
Home infusion pain medications can be delivered intravenously, subcutaneously, via epidural or intrathecal methods. Our home infusion team will work with your physician to provide the optimal therapy to reduce or eliminate pain safely while you are at home.
If your physician prescribes therapy with steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat and suppress inflammation due to an acute or chronic disease, such as multiple sclerosis, you can receive it from the comfort of your home through intravenous home infusion.
Synagis is an FDA-approved prescription injection of antibodies used to reduce the risk of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants.
This intravenous or IV nutrion provides total nutrition to individuals who cannot consume or absorb nutrients through regular food intake. Nutrients delivered through TPN therapy include protein, carbohydrates, fat, viatmins and minerals.
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