Typically, infusion therapy is prescribed by a physician when a patient’s condition can not be treated effectively by oral medications. When prescribed, it involves administering medication through a needle or catheter, often with an IV.
We recognize that receiving this type of therapy can be frightening for some patients, which is why our staff is committed to providing compassionate, skilled care.
As part of our services, Med Group Home Health Care Agency staff can:
- Develop a plan of care specific to the patient’s needs and conditions
- Evaluate how often an infusion nurse should visit the home
- Educate the patient and family on how to administer the medication and minimize infection risks
- Monitor the patient during therapy for signs of stress or discomfort
- Work with the pharmacist to ensure the patient receives the correct medications at the proper doses
- Communicate with the patient’s physician regarding any changes to care
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
For those patients suffering from nutritional and/or gastrointestinal disorders that do not allow them to absorb nutrients via the digestive tract, ongoing infusion therapy can help treat and prevent resulting nutritional deficiencies.
For those patients suffering from infections that are unresponsive to traditional oral antibiotics, infusion therapy offers a comforting alternative to in-hospital treatment.
For those patients who want to receive chemotherapy in the comfort of their homes, this type of therapy offers body-wide treatment without continual trips to the hospital.