Trusted Home Infusion Treatment
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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We offer specific anti-infective medications developed in collaboration with the prescriber to meet each patients’ individual needs. Our Home Infusion Team works closely with the prescriber and ancillary provider to make sure the patient is closely monitored to resolve the infection.
Antiemetics are used to prevent or control vomiting and nausea. They can be used in conjunction with dehydration therapy. This class of medication includes Zofran and Reglan. Many of these drugs are safe for use by pregnant women. The pharmacist can help determine the dosing and method of administration.
Hydration therapy injects fluid directly into the bloodstream. The body then disperses these fluids where you most need them. This type of therapy can resolve or prevent dehydration in certain medical conditions and can be administered subcutaneously if needed.
Inotropes allow an injured or weakened heart to pump harder. This class of medication includes dobutamine and milrinone. The goal is to improve the output of the heart in the treatment of Heart Failure. Palmetto Infusion closely collaborates with the prescriber and ancillary provider to maintain proper dosing of inotropes.
IV pain management is a very effective means of pain control for hospice patients. These medications can also be administered subcutaneously using an ambulatory infusion pump. The pharmacists at Palmetto Infusion are available for any conversion and/or recommendations. The most common medication to be administered in the home for pain control while under the care of a hospice physician: morphine, hydromorphone, and fentanyl.
Radicava is used in the treatment of ALS. It is administered as intravenous therapy. It is an ongoing treatment and is not curative. It does not restore function. It has been shown to slow the decline of physical function.
Solu-Medrol is a prescription injectable medicine 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.
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).
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.