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
- Monoclonal antibody infusion for COVID-19
- 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 medication.
Length of Your Therapy
Every treatment plan is different, and the 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.