The Home Infusion Program at St. Petersburg Hospital is a service that allows patients to receive certain treatments outside of a hospital setting. If you need to receive regular intravenous care, this program may be right for you.
Some medical problems cannot be treated with oral medication so an intravenous needle or catheter is used to administer the proper medication. Some common diseases that might require infusion therapy include infections, cancer, dehydration, gastrointestinal diseases, hemophilia, Crohn’s disease, congestive heart failure, and multiple sclerosis.
St. Petersburg General Hospital is dedicated to providing the best care that meets the needs and protects the rights of all patients.
Some available services include:
- Enteral Nutrition
- Pain Management
- Pediatric Infusions
- Wound Care and Other Specialized Therapies
The needs of patients are met through a hospital-based pharmacy with clinical pharmacists who are available 24 hours a day. The program has an excellent reputation in the community and among other agencies. The staff who run the program have extensive experience in managed care. The Tampa Bay area and surrounding communities are provided with timely deliveries. Education and counseling are available to all patients.
Benefits of the Home Infusion Program:
- Therapy is cost effective.
- TPN formulation and monitoring is available.
- Vancomycin/aminoglycoside dosing is provided.
- Pediatric therapies are available.
The Home Infusion Program at St. Petersburg General is known for strong continuity of care, while costs are kept under control. Patients are satisfied that their needs and expectations are met and exceeded. The resources are hospital based, so care and service can be personalized. Contact us to learn more; you’ll be glad you did. You can call 727-341-4828 or 1-800-863-0336 or visit us online.
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