Home Infusion Therapy

shutterstock_141478528Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication prescribed by a physician through a needle or catheter. It is usually prescribed because a patient is too ill for oral medication to be effective. Although infusion usually means intravenous administration, medication is also administered subcutaneously (into the dermal skin layer) and intramuscularly (into the muscle). Conditions that may require management with infusion therapy include autoimmune diseases (lupus, MS), serious infections, cancer and caner-related pain, gastrointestinal disorders, hemophilia, and dehydration.

Home infusion services offer a safe and effective alternative to impatient care and is, for many patients, preferable to inpatient care.