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Home Infusion 101

Author(s):  Williams LaVonn A

Issue:  Jan/Feb 2011 - Volume 15, Number 1
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Abstract:  This article is a brief compilation of some of the information a compounding pharmacist should consider if they are interested in entering the home infusion therapy business. Home infusion therapy is a prevalent and growing business, wrought out of necessity, convenience, and effectiveness. A compounding pharmacist can assist in making the patient’s transition from hospital to home infusion care go smoother and with a minimum amount of stress. A treatment strategy that continues the healing process by taking place in a patient’s home, keeps healthier patients from potentially contracting illnesses in a hospital setting. By working with a team made up of the physician, nurse, pharmacist, dietitian, and the patient, decision making for the appropriate care becomes an easier task

Related Keywords: LaVonn A. Williams, home infusion therapy, parenteral administration, intravenous agents, infusion pumps, beyond-use dates, sterile compounding


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