The initial home care visit by the home infusion therapy nurse typically lasts up to two hours. This visit includes a complete clinical assessment of the patient, including all other medications the patient is taking, the safety of the home environment, and the ability of the patient and/or family to learn self-administration.
Information gathered in the assessment is communicated to the physician and used to develop a multi-disciplinary plan of care. This care plan includes medication clinical pathways and is individually tailored to each patient on an ongoing basis depending on the response to drug therapy.
The patient care team provides continuous support, monitors therapy compliance, and inspires confidence in learning self-care.