Home Infusion Therapy
For patients requiring specialized infusion therapy
Home Infusion Therapy Services offers an alternative to the hospital setting by making it possible for patients to receive high-tech infusion therapy in the comfort of their own homes.
Home Infusion Therapy Professionals
A highly skilled team of professionals provides a multi-disciplinary, compassionate approach to care for Home Infusion Therapy patients. Highly skilled team members include:
Home infusion registered nurse
Primary RN case manager
Home infusion pharmacist
Home infusion account specialist
Home infusion delivery technician
In addition to the team listed above, other care team members may include physical, occupational and speech therapists and outpatient medical social workers if needed.
Comprehensive Patient Assessment and Training
The home infusion registered nurse, who is familiar with all types of peripheral and central lines for intravenous infusion, performs a comprehensive assessment with each nursing visit. The nurse also trains the patient or caregiver on how to properly administer medications at home.
Based on patient needs and physician orders, a primary RN case manager follows the patient’s progress and develops a patient-specific plan of care. The nurse monitors the patient’s progress throughout the therapy and will report progress or complications to the ordering physician.
Professional Pharmacy Assessment
The infusion pharmacist performs a thorough pharmacy assessment including:
medical history review
medication allergy history
medication profile review
review of any medication-related problems and outcomes
This assessment helps identify any potential issues which could adversely affect the patient. Conducted on an ongoing basis via telephone and through the nursing staff, this assessment observes any potential side effects and medication problems and outcomes.
Delivery Direct to the Patient’s Home
The home infusion delivery technician delivers all necessary supplies for infusion directly to the patient’s home.
Insurance Coverage Review
The home infusion account specialist reviews a patient’s insurance benefits prior to infusion therapy. The patient and caregivers are then informed of coverage and any financial responsibility.
We Look Forward to Helping You.
For more information on Southwest General’s Home Infusion Therapy Services, call 440-816-8005.