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Nursing services are a vital component of the Home Infusion Therapy that IV Solutions RX provides. Home Infusion Therapy Services involves the intravenous or subcutaneous administration of drugs or biologicals to an individual at home, an infusion suite, or the physician’s office. The components needed to perform home infusion include the drug (for example IVIg or SCIg), equipment (for example, a pump), and supplies (for example, tubing and catheters). Highly skilled infusion nurses play a large role in this infusion process. IV Solutions RX coordinates the required Nursing Services in keeping with the patient’s personalized care plan to train and educate the patient and caregivers on the safe administration of infusion drugs at the site of service. Nurses may train the patient or caregiver to self-administer the drug or, depending on the patient’s clinical requirements, administer the drug themselves. The nurses will educate the patient on side effects and goals of therapy, reinforcing what the pharmacist has already discussed with the patient. The Nurses will administer the prescribed medication, periodically assess the infusion site and provide dressing changes as needed. The Nurses will provide a detailed post infusion report to IV Solutions RX. The home infusion process typically requires coordination among multiple entities, including home infusion pharmacies, patients, physicians, hospital discharge planners, health plans, home health agencies, and other community resources.

Nurse in blue scrubs and face mask taking a patient's pulse oxygen reading using a finger monitor

Our nurses coordinate with local resources to provide Home Infusion and Specialty Infusion services in 49 states nationwide plus the District of Columbia for medications such as IVIg (immune globulin), SCIg (subcutaneous immune globulin), clotting factor for bleeding disorders, TNF-alpha blockers such as Remicade®, Inflectra®, Renflexis®, Entyvio®, and other specialty infusion medications (see a complete list of our medications here).  These medications are used to treat a variety of complex diseases including CIDP (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy), MMN (Multifocal Motor Neuropathy, MG (Myasthenia Gravis),  immune deficiencies, various other neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia, Crohn’s disease, and many others. A recent NHIA (National Home Infusion Association) study found that in 2019 home infusion and specialty providers cared for more than 3 million patients in the United States, representing a 300% increase since the last industry study in 2008.