TruCare pharmacists prepare prescribed infusion medication for long term care residents everyday. Infusion medications can be delivered for administration by trained facility staff, or we will assist with coordination of nursing support either in skilled nursing or assisted living setting. Sometimes oral, transdermal, and other non-invasive treatment options just aren’t an option anymore, as they are no longer providing adequate results.
TruCare Can Provide 24/7 Patient Controlled Analgesia Via:
- Intravenous Routes
- Subcutaneous Routes
- IV Hydration Therapy
- IV Antibiotics
Standard Hydration Therapy Fluids
Additional additives such as electrolytes or multivitamins can be introduced to speed up a patients’ recovery from dehydration. IV Hydration Therapy is the quickest way to help a patient recover and prevents unnecessary hospitalization or ER visits due to dehydration.
For patients that have severe infections or an inability to take oral medications, our clinical pharmacists work with physicians in choosing the correct IV antibiotic with compatible diluents and determine the proper flow rate, in order to prevent complications.
The IV route of administration is believed to be the quickest and most reliable way of establishing therapeutic antibiotic concentration at the site of infection while avoiding the incomplete gastrointestinal absorption of oral medication.
What Is Infusion Therapy?
Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a catheter or needle. Infusion therapy is prescribed when a patient’s condition becomes so severe that it can no longer be effectively treated by oral medications.
Typically infusion therapy implies that the drug is being administered intravenously, but the term also can also refer to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular injections and epidural routes.
Which Diseases Are Treated With Infusion Therapy
Diseases that commonly require Infusion Therapy include infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, cancer, cancer-related pain, dehydration, congestive heart failure, Crohn’s Disease, hemophilia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc…
Can Infusion Therapy be Performed at Home?
Yes! Home infusion has been proven to be a safe and effective alternative to inpatient care for many diseases and therapies. For patients, receiving treatment at home or in an outpatient infusion suite setting is much preferable to being subjected to inpatient care. For individuals that require long-term therapy, inpatient care is not only tremendously expensive but also prevents the individual from resuming normal lifestyle and work activities.