Infusion therapies cover a wide range of intravenous medications and services. These intravenous therapies include but are not limited to:
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
- Intravenous Antibiotic
- Intravenous Immune Globulin
- Steroid Therapy
- Hydration and anti-emetics
- Customized therapy
Services may be initiated in the hospital, in a clinic or at a physician’s office. Once safety and tolerability have been established, a candidate may be reviewed and approved for home infusion therapy. If a patient has been previously exposed to a therapy, there are indications for just re-starting therapy at home.
Central line access such as PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) lines are frequently placed by Interventional Radiology or by specialized nurses at the hospital. Midline Catheters and peripheral accesses may be placed at home by a qualified home infusion nurse.
To facilitate continuation of therapy, RFC Health Care Services works with the same Compounder utilized by many hospitals and medical centers in the region. We will coordinate all aspects of therapy for the successful completion of home infusion service.
The pumps and supplies used for infusion services range from ambulatory intravenous pumps with multiple modalities to simple infusion drips and Elastomeric pumps – specialty wound care supplies to simple gauze. We work with the patient and the caregiver to provide the pumps and supplies best suited to the therapy as well as the patient’s choice, comfort, and convenience.
The following are the medical conditions that may benefit from home infusion therapy:
- Lyme Disease
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Immune Deficiencies
- Malabsorption Syndrome
- Pre and Post Operative Nutritional Support
- Hyperemesis Gravidarum