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New England Home Infusion (NEHI) has a new partnership with Tufts allowing us to care for its members. Our several Liaisons work in close conjunction with our community and hospital based health care partners to provide a smooth transition to home based therapy. Relationships with several visiting nurse agencies and hospices serving RI, CT. and MA. allow us a wide range of support services. Check out our newest affiliation with Northeast Nutritionals, providing all the nutritional support you may need to care for your patient or family member.
In 2009 NEHI made a strategic decision to enjoy the benefits of cloud computing. On March 31, 2010 that decision paid off. As the extent of the damage was becoming clear, we began taking calls from patients as the day opened. Operating from Remote Locations via our IT Cloud, we continue to provide the quality care to which our patients have become accustomed.
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What is Infusion Therapy?
In medicine, infusion therapy deals with all aspects of fluid and medication infusion, usually via the intravenous route. A special infusion pump can be used for this purpose. It involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. Infusion therapy is prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications. Typically, “infusion therapy” means that a drug is administered intravenously, but the term also may refer to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscularly, subcutaneously and via the epidural route.
Infusion therapy with New England Home Infusion begins with collaboration between doctors, case managers and sometimes office managers. This process allows us to develop a specific home infusion plan for each individual. Initial consultation may be discussed and necessary for pre-admission evaluation and teaching.
We closely monitor lab results, medication dosage, patient tolerance, response to therapy, compliance, and have direct communication in real time between our staff and the doctor directing the patient care. On-going visits also ensure proper aseptic techniques in handling the intravenous catheter and the equipment which minimizes risk and maximizes successful treatment outcomes.
Equipment and supplies needed for each therapy are conveniently delivered to each patient’s homes.