Home Intravenous Antibiotics The Safety Factor

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Abstract

ABSTRACT

Home intravenous antibiotic infusion now is a safe end effective alternative to patient hospital admittance. With careful guidelines to provide appropriate patient selection, education, care planning and device selection, home antibiotic infusion can reap impressive results. Patients are more satisfied when they receive IV antibiotic therapy in the comfort of their homes. Intravenous nurses provide the skill and expertise necessary for quality home FV antibiotic infusions. Home health agencies venturing into the world of home infusion will benefit from this article. These guidelines are appropriate for most types of home. IV therapy, not merely antibiotic therapy.

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