Home infusion has been a standard of care for over 40 years, as many conditions requiring ongoing IV therapy do not require a hospital stay. Many IV therapies can be delivered safely and efficiently where it is most convenient for you - at home, work or school. Home infusion also reduces the risk of hospital acquired infections compared to infusions administered in hospital and clinic settings.*
Before you leave the hospital or clinic, we prepare your first dose of medication and meet with you to explain your therapy. Our home infusion nurse will train you how to administer your medication at home, typically through an intravenous line designed for long term use. Written instructions will be provided including contact information for our 24/7 support line.
Our RHI clinical team will monitor your progress and update your physician regularly. A clinical pharmacist, who is an expert in drug monitoring, will call you on a regular basis to assess your response to your therapy. In addition, we monitor your laboratory results to further evaluate your overall response to treatment.
* The Center for Disease Control's Health-Care Associated Infection (HAI) prevalence survey in 2011 estimated 722,000 HAIs in U.S. acute care hospitals where 75,000 patients die during their hospitalization. HAIs is a major threat to patient safety. http://www.cdc.gov/hai/surveillance/
At RHI, we make IV medication at home safe and easy by providing you with patient education from our expert nurses, monitoring from our clinical pharmacists and deep collaboration with your whole medical team.