An Evolution in Infusion Therapy
Infusion therapy involves the administration of drugs intravenously to treat complex, serious medical conditions. Infusion therapy or intravenous medication may be required when patients need to have medications delivered directly to the bloodstream. With infusion therapy, drugs are generally delivered intravenously – into the vein. However, infusion therapy may also include intramuscular injections and epidural routes. The need for infusion occurs when the patient is unable to take medications orally or the disease does not respond well to other methods of delivery. Patients with illnesses such as Crohn's disease, cancer or ulcerative colitis often benefit from this method. Therapies may include chemotherapy, hydration, pain management and total parenteral nutrition.
Infusion therapies are needed for a variety of reasons ranging from dehydration to transplant care. We provide access to state-of-the-art infusion and enteral pumps, peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) certified registered nurses, pediatric infusion care, palliative care (pain management) and total parenteral nutrition (TPN). We manage magnesium infusions, respiratory unit-dose medications and nutritional support. We can also provide treatment for neuropathies/CIPF, infectious diseases, blood disorders and oncology. A few of our therapies include anti-emetic therapy, corticosteroid therapy and deferoxamine therapy.
The delivery of medicines through infusion therapy can take hours. In the past, this service was confined to the hospital setting. With specialty training and qualified nurses, patients can now receive this crucial care at home.
Evolution Health specializes in the coordination of comprehensive therapies, nursing services and supply delivery under the supervision of the patient’s primary doctor. Infusion therapy services and processes may include:
- Pre-discharge assessment
- Insurance coverage verification
- Investigation of alternative financial arrangements for therapy
- Evaluation of therapy and equipment needs
- PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) certified registered nurses
- State-of-the-art infusion and enteral pumps
- Lab monitoring
- Infectious disease treatment
- Oncology treatment
- Palliative care (pain management)
- Transplant care
- Blood disorder treatment
- Pediatric infusion care
- Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
- Antibiotic/antifungal/antiviral therapy
- Pain management (subcutaneous, intravenous)
- Hydration management/electrolyte replacement
- Anti-emetic therapy
- Corticosteroid therapy
- Deferoxamine therapy
- Magnesium infusions
- Respiratory unit-dose medications
- Nutritional support
For patients who need infusion therapy, our well-established networks allow us to incorporate infusion therapy as part of our growing specialty services. We help infusion therapy patients maintain their highest level of independence while receiving the expert therapy they need.
Infusion therapies are not available in all areas.
Ascension at Home is licensed to offer infusion therapies in Michigan and Wisconsin.