Home Infusion Therapy
Infusion therapy is a safe way to take medications or fluids that can’t be taken by mouth. Instead, they flow through a flexible tube (catheter) that’s placed in a vein or just under the skin—usually on your arm or chest. This is called the infusion site.
Advantages of Home Therapy
Home infusion therapy allows you to live a more normal life. Home therapy also costs less than treatment in a hospital. With proper care, there is little risk of infection.
With home therapy you take an active role in your treatment. A home health care company brings your supplies, and a nurse shows you what to do. You need to know the following:
Who to call in an emergency
What supplies you need
How to prevent infection
How to handle and store your supplies safely
Where to get support
Call the Nurse
Call the nurse if you notice any of the following problems:
Turn off the system and call the nurse if: