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Home Infusion: Available Vascular Access Devices and Common Therapies

Author(s):  Kennedy Steve, Williams LaVonn A

Issue:  May/Jun 2011 - Volume 15, Number 3
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Abstract:  Previous articles published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding have discussed the business side of providing home infusion services. Another important consideration for pharmacists before deciding to provide home infusion services, is their knowledge of parenteral products and therapies. This article will review the vascular access devices currently available and the most common therapies.

Related Keywords: Steve Kennedy, PharmD, LaVonn A. Williams, home infusion, intravenous administration, vascular access devices, central line, implanted port, peripherally inserted central catheter, subcutaneous infusion, parenteral nutrition, enteral nutrition


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