Intravenous Infusions at home
Saving patients time
Post Op care at Home is currently working with the Royal Adelaide Hospital treating Multiple Sclerosis patients requiring routine intravenous infusions. This has been made possible through a grant by BIOGEN Australia Pty Ltd©. This is currently a study headed up by Dr Tim Schultz of the University of Adelaide, (visit website) and will provide a world first study, once published, examining the safety and efficacy of infusions at home, given by experienced and specifically trained clinical nurse consultants to patients chosen by their neurologist as suitable to receive this intravenous infusion at home. This is saving patients time, and resources wasted getting into the Royal Adelaide Hospital, often taking up a whole day to arrange care for their families.
Patients also do not to pay for parking, petrol or carers for any further assistance required if traveling into the Royal Adelaide Hospital. They all comment how much easier it is to have some-one visit for 1 hour instead of losing the whole day.
Post Op Care at Home is currently speaking with physicians and general practitioners (GP) to provide other intravenous infusions to patients in their homes or aged care facilities such as Iron Infusions and antibiotic infusions.
Our clinical nurse consultants are accredited with cannulation skills, and can also deliver infusions via long lines, port and PICC lines, once again in close consultation with the treating surgeon or physician.
Our couriers ensure medication is delivered in cold chain in Coolpac™ containers and the temperature of the medication is monitored from the pharmacy to the home by digital Log Tags ™ providing a temperature reading every 5 minutes.