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Infusion Nursing Services

Our Infusion Nursing Services

Infusion nursing is a specialized area of nursing that involves the administration of medications and fluids to patients through intravenous (IV) or other non-oral routes, such as injections. Our Infusion nurses are trained to provide a range of therapies, including chemotherapy, antibiotics, pain management, hydration, and nutrition, among others.

They also have specialized knowledge and skills to include the ability to insert and manage intravenous lines, perform VAD (venous access device) dressing changes, monitor patients for adverse reactions, and adjust infusion rates based on patient response in coordination with your medical provider. EHCS Infusion nurses also play an important role in patient education, providing information on medication side effects, self-care techniques, and infection prevention.

Our Infusion nursing services are designed to provide your prescribed therapy in the comfort of home while maintaining your independence to freely move around and continue your day-to-day activities at your own pace.

Eve Homecare Services professionals manage a variety of IV therapies including those listed below.

Benefits VS Risks of Home Infusion

During the course of a home infusion, the infusion nurse stays with the patient throughout the therapy. Comparing to receiving infusion in a hospital or clinic setting where the nurse would be managing other patients, a home infusion nurse is able to provide a more personalized, and attentive care to their patients. Personalized health care leads to quicker recovery.

Receiving an infusion at home significantly reduces the risk of catching a healthcare-associated infection (HAI). While the risk of contracting an HAI is not completely eradicated, however, the germs you are exposed to are limited to what already exists in your home environment.

Therefore, while the risk of developing an intravenous catheter infection may occur in the hospital, clinic and home setting, the risk of contracting the flu, meningitis, pneumonia, and other viral and bacterial infections is significantly reduced in your own home care setting.

The inconvenience of getting to and from the hospital for an IV infusion therapy can pose as a health care risk for some, especially during the icy winter season. Slips, trips, and falls impact the well-being of patients and the availability of home infusion can substantially impact one’s overall health, particularly for those patients who have chronic illness and/or limited mobility.

Factoring that falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and a frequent denominator of hospital stays among elderly patients, the accessibility of home infusion not only leads to lower health care costs, but also prolongs a senior’s ability to live independently at home.

What is Infusion Therapy?

Infusion therapy also called intravenous (IV) therapy, is the delivery of medication or other types of therapy directly to your bloodstream via a vein. If your medical provider prescribed infusion therapy as part of regimen, getting to a health care setting for infusion services can sometimes be difficult – especially if your condition prevents you from easily leaving your home. To help provide you with the therapy you need, Eve Homecare Services provides infusion services in the comfort, privacy and convenience of your own home. A thorough patient assessment and home assessment are performed before initiating infusion therapy at home to ensure that the patient is an appropriate candidate for home care. Home infusion has been proven to be a safe and effective alternative to inpatient care for a variety of therapies and disease states, both acute and chronic. For many patients receiving treatment at home or in an infusion suite is preferable to inpatient care.

Here are some, but not all, of the conditions that may be eligible for home infusion therapy:

How does EHCS provide the Infusion Nursing Services?

At Eve HomeCare Services we typically send a registered nurse to our client’s home to administer intravenous medications and fluids, to perform dressing changes, or removal of (VAD) as warranted and or blood drawn as per prescriber’s orders. Before starting the infusion, the nurse will assess the client’s condition and review the medication orders from the prescribing physician. The nurse will then prepare the medication, gather the necessary equipment, and start the infusion, monitoring the patient for any adverse reactions during the course of therapy.

The nurse will responsibly teach the client and/or their caregivers how to care for the IV site, how to recognize signs and symptoms of infection, and how to manage any side effects of the medication. A nurse will typically return to the client’s home on a regular basis to assess the effectiveness of the treatment, adjust the medication as needed, and monitor the patient’s overall health status.

EHCS along with the involved care team will work closely with the client’s physician to ensure that the treatment plan is appropriate and effective, and EHCS will communicate regularly with the physician and the team to provide updates on the client’s condition. EHCS along with the involved care team will coordinate for the ordering and maintaining the necessary equipment and supplies, such as IV tubing, needles, and medication bags, and ensuring that they are properly disposed of when no longer needed.