Home Infusion Therapy
What Is Home Infusion Therapy?
Infusion therapy is when medication is delivered through a needle or catheter into a vein. Home infusion therapy is when a patient receives this therapy in their home, with the help of experienced home infusion nurses and pharmacists. There are many types of infusion therapies that can be safely administered and monitored in the home, from antibiotics and nutrition support to pain medication, pre- and post-transplant therapies, and immune therapy.
Quick LinksLearn more about specific therapies Saint Thomas Home Infusion provides:
- Cardiac | Inotrope Therapies For Heart Disease
- Parental Nutrition (TPN)
- Enteral Nutrition (Tube Feeding)
- Anti-infective Therapies
- Pain and Palliative Care
Home Infusion Therapy Advantages
Millions of Americans today depend on home care to help them live independently in their homes. With the help of home infusion therapy, patients may not need to be in the hospital for their infusion therapy — they may receive it in the comfort of their home. Home infusion therapy can be an excellent option for many, such as those who are facing a chronic illness, recuperating from surgery, or being treated for an infection. It can also be a safe and cost-effective alternative to placement in a nursing home, or an extended hospital stay. And it can allow individuals to maintain their normal daily activities and keep living life to its fullest.