Several infections require extended duration antimicrobial therapy. This often requires intravenous (IV) antimicrobial therapy for at least 6-8 weeks which usually does not require an inpatient stay in the hospital for the majority of this time. Typically these infections require antibiotic therapy but may also require antifungal or antiviral therapy as well, all of which we can provide as outpatient therapy.
We supply infectious disease specialist offices and infusions clinics with sterile compounded IV therapy. We can also work with home infusion companies which utilize nurses who come to patients’ homes and administer medications through peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines each day.
Not only do we prepare these medications in the best environment to avoid pathogen contamination of the CSP, our board certified pharmacotherapy specialist can also assist selecting and monitoring the most appropriate therapy for each patient. Patient care outside of the hospital can pose several additional challenges with IV drug therapy including stability, infusion time, compatibility of multiple medications, and cost to name a few. Our pharmacy team will work closely with prescribers and patients as well as insurance companies and even drug companies to help facilitate the best patient care possible.