Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. Typically, “infusion therapy” means that a drug is administered intravenously, but the term also may refer to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular injections and epidural routes. Infusion therapy is also provided to patients for treating a wide assortment of often chronic and sometimes rare diseases for which “specialty” infusion medications are effective. By far, the major home infusion therapies are IV antibiotics, prescribed primarily for such diagnoses as cellulitis, sepsis, and osteomyelitis; other diagnoses include urinary tract infection, pneumonia, sinusitis and more.
For many patients, receiving infusion treatment at home is preferable compared to inpatient or hospital care. Patients tend to recovery quicker in the home vs. in the hospital. In addition to the advantages of receiving treatment in a comfortable home environment, infusion treatment is less expensive when administered in the home than in the hospital. In most cases, more patients resume their normal lifestyle and work activities quicker when treated at home.
Our Joint Commission accredited infusion pharmacy compliments our highly experienced nursing staff, providing a wide spectrum of therapies:
“Your organization is a role model for other home care companies.”
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