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A safe and effective alternative for post-acute clinical care, home infusion therapy is a convenient service for patients ready to leave the hospital and continue top-quality care. Our skilled and caring team of nurses provide everything required, delivering the best IV medications available in the comfort of home. For ease of treatment, we encourage first dosing for home therapy in our supervised Ambulatory Infusion Centers.
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Parenteral nutrition, also known as intravenous feeding, is a method of getting nutrition into the body through the veins. It is most commonly referred to as total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and delivers nutrients such as sugar, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, electrolytes, and trace elements to the body.
Parenteral nutrition is used to help people who cannot or should not get their core nutrients from food. Common examples include patients with cancer, Crohn’s disease, and ischemic bowel disease. It is also used on patients with conditions that result from low blood flow to the bowels.
Sub-Q IG (Subcutaneous Immune Globulin) is much like its counterpart, IVIG. The difference, however, is that Sub-Q IG is infused under the skin using a small needle as opposed to directly into a vein. This allows for more flexibility and convenience for the patient and reduced potential reactions associated with standard IV administration. Currently, the FDA has approved Sub-Q IG for treatment in patients with primary immunodeficiency disease (PIDD, also known as PI).
Inotrope therapy is used for heart failure. Heart failure occurs when the heart can’t pump enough blood through the body. There are many causes of heart failure, such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart valves, heart attack and irregular heart rhythms. Diabetes and lung disorders can also cause heart failure.
The common inotropic medications used include Milrinone (Primacor), Dopamine and Dobutamine. The inotropes work to enlarge the vessels and help the heart contract harder. Both of these actions help more blood to be pumped from the heart into the body.
When orders are received by the physician to provide home inotropic therapy, Palmetto Infusion will provide the medication, pump and supplies needed to administer the therapy safely and effectively in the patient’s home. The ongoing monitoring by our clinical staff includes (but not limited to), lab trending, weights, monitoring signs/symptoms, side effects, and vital signs as reported. Findings are discussed with the physician as weight fluctuations or side effects may change inotrope dosing.
Solu-Medrol is a prescription injectable medication used to treat a variety of conditions including Endocrine Disorders, Rheumatic Disorders, Collagen Diseases, Dermatologic Diseases, Allergic States, Ophthalmic Diseases, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Respiratory Diseases, Hematologic Disorders, Neoplastic Diseases, Edematous States, and Multiple Sclerosis. Common side effects include stomach upset, headache, dizziness, menstrual period changes, trouble sleeping, increased appetite, weight gain, or pain/redness/swelling at the injection site. Because Solu-Medrol interacts with your immune system, you may be less able to fight off infections during treatment. Your doctor should discuss other rare but potentially serious side effects and potential drug interactions with you prior to treatment.