Home Infusion Safety

Home infusion therapy is a treatment option for patients with a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, ranging from bacterial infections to more complex conditions such as late-stage heart failure and immune deficiencies. Home infusion therapy affords a patient independence and better quality of life, because it is provided in the comfort of the patient’s home at a time that best fits his or her needs. It may also reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections and provide improved safety and better outcomes for patients.

Diseases that may require infusion therapy include infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, cancer and cancer-related pain, dehydration, congestive heart failure, Crohn’s Disease, hemophilia, hepatitis, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

The RWJBarnabas Health Home Infusion Division through the dedication of its Home Infusion Nurses has maintained strict adherence to the Centers of Disease Control criteria for preventing intravenous line infections. Our nurses have consistently maintained an infection rate that is 18 times below the national benchmark.

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