What is Home Infusion (IV) Therapy?
Interim HealthCare of the Charleston is proud to offer Home Infusion Therapy.
This service provides many benefits, including allowing the client to avoid lengthy hospital stays and nursing facilities. Infusion Therapy is provided by highly qualified Registered Nurses (RN's) in the patient's home.
What is Home Infusion Therapy?
Home Infusion Therapy involves the administration of drugs and other medicines by either intravenous (IV) routes into the bloodstream or a tube inserted in the patient's stomach or intestine. Once you recieve a prescription for home infusion therapy from your doctor, our specially trained home care nurses can deliver this specialized treatment in the comfort of your own home.
What are some common uses for Home Infusion Therapy?
- Pain Management (PCA)
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- Central Line Maintenance
What are the Advantages of Home Infusion?
Avoiding costly hospital stays can dramatically reduce the cost of treatment. Additionally, one to one care by a qualified home infusion nurse increases both quality of care and patient comfort.
Is Home Infusion Safe?
Home infusion is a safe and effective alternative to hospital inpatient care. The goal of our infusion team is to provide quality care in a safe environment so that patients can maintain their independent lifestyles. Prior to starting infusion therapy at home, a thorough assessment is performed to ensure that the patient is an appropriate candidate for infusion services and to determine what, if any, other services are needed. Specially trained infusion pharmacists, nurses, dietitians and other health care professionals are ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week to monitor therapy, attend to patients' needs and communicate with their doctors.
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