Our infusion team comes to your home to administer intravenous medications, including antibiotics and chemotherapy, to children and adults. Our nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, and patient services coordinators work under the direction of your doctor to monitor your needs and treatment.
Home Infusion Services
Home infusion is a cost-effective approach to IV therapy that allows you to receive treatment while resuming daily activities in the familiar surroundings of home. You’re encouraged to take an active role in your care and, when appropriate, even return to work. Being in the comfort of home and resuming normal activities can bring emotional benefits that help with healing.
Managing Your Home Infusion Therapy
Duke Home Infusion works with your doctor to implement and monitor your treatment plan and to protect you against any drug interactions or adverse reactions. Our pharmacists offer oversight and monitor your progress to make sure your body responds to treatment.
- Total parenteral nutrition
- Enteral nutrition
- Antibiotic therapy
- Pain management
- HIV-related therapies
- Growth factor therapies
- Colony-stimulating factor
- Immune globulin therapy/IVIG
- Human growth hormone therapy
- Heparin therapy
- Catheter care
- Pediatric pharmacy/nursing services
- Bone marrow and solid organ transplant services
- High-tech infusion nursing services
- PICC/midline certified RNs
- Disease state management programs
Administering Your Infusion Therapy
One of our care coordinators will meet with you prior to discharge from the hospital or clinic. The coordinator will speak with you about any concerns you may have about your therapy, and you’ll receive information about your medication and how to administer it.
A family member, friend, or significant other is often taught to assist you. A nurse will visit you in your home to help with the procedure until you can safely give yourself the drug.
Length of Your Therapy
Every treatment plan is different, and length of treatment will vary for everyone. Your team of providers will work closely with you to determine your needs and update you regularly about timelines.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will my family members and I learn how to do the home infusion procedures correctly?
Whenever possible, one of our care coordinators will meet with you prior to your discharge from the hospital or clinic. The coordinator will talk with you about any particular concerns you may have regarding your therapy. You will receive information about your medication and how to administer it. Often, a family member, friend, or significant other is also taught to assist you. A nurse will visit you in your home and assist you with the procedure until you can safely give yourself the drug alone. A nurse or pharmacist is always available to answer any questions, 24 hours a day, at 1-800-599-9339 or 919-620-3853. Our patients consistently express satisfaction with the training and support they receive.
How will my home infusion therapy be managed?
Your home infusion treatment plan reflects a thorough assessment of your medical needs, including a complete medical history. Duke Home Infusion works closely with your primary health care team to implement and monitor your home infusion treatment plan and to guard against any drug interactions or adverse drug reactions. Our pharmacists provide thorough counseling on your infusion plan and regularly check your lab results to make sure your therapy is progressing properly.
How do I know whether my equipment is working correctly?
A home infusion registered nurse and pharmacist are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you ever have a question, simply call 1-800-599-9339 or 919-620-3853 and ask to speak to the nurse on call.
How long must I remain on home infusion therapy?
Since each patient's case is different, your physician will be the one to make that decision. The Duke Home Infusion clinical team works closely with your own health care team to determine your particular needs.
Contact Us About a Referral
You can refer a patient to Duke HomeCare & Hospice by calling 919-620-3853 or 800-599-9339. Referrals are taken 24 hours a day. You can also fax referral information to 919-471-5509.
A nurse or pharmacist is available to answer questions 24 hours a day. Call 919-620-3853 or 800-599-9339.