Infusion Therapy

Learn More about Infusion Therapy

CarePro offers a variety of infusion and IV therapy services to treat a number illnesses, diseases and conditions. All of these services are administered by trained nurses. Learn more about them here in our Resource Center:

Infusion therapies and the conditions they treat

Anti-infective therapy - The intravenous administration of antibiotic drugs, anti-fungal medication and antiviral medication for the treatment of severe infections that do not respond to oral medications. This IV therapy is typically administered to patients diagnosed with abscesses, AIDS/HIV related infections, cellulitis, chronic urinary tract infection, endocarditis, Lyme disease, osteomyelitis, pneumonia, sepsis and wound infections. Contact us for more information.

Cardiac drug therapy (heart failure) - The intravenous administration of inotropic cardiac drugs and other therapies as needed for infection treatment, pain management and nutrition. Contact us for more information.

Chemotherapy - The intravenous infusion of drugs to kill cancer cells. Patients who need this therapy are typically diagnosed with cancer, AIDS/HIV, lymphomas and leukemia. Contact us for more information.

Enteral nutrition therapy - The administration of nutrients to the functioning portion of a patient's gastrointestinal tract. Typically, referred to as "tube feeding," this therapy is often used during the treatment of conditions such as cancer, malnutrition, dysphasia, injury, organ failure, motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, HIV and other conditions.  Need enteral nutrition therapy? See below for what to expect.

Hydration therapy - The intravenous infusion of fluids such as dextrose and/or saline solutions with electrolytes. This therapy is typically used when a patient does not drink enough liquids and becomes dehydrated. Some common diagnoses for this condition are AIDS/HIV, cancer and excessive vomiting due to pregnancy or other conditions. Contact us for more information.

Pain management therapy - The intravenous infusion of drugs to control chronic or acute pain from injury, surgery or diseases such as cancer, AIDS or end-stage COPD. Patients who need this therapy typically have a high level of constant pain and have not found relief with pain medication delivered orally or topically. Contact us for more information.

Parenteral nutrition (PN) / Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)- The intravenous administration of nutrients such as vitamins, amino acids, carbohydrates, etc., for patients who are unable to absorb nutrition through their own gastrointestinal tract. Patients who need this care are commonly diagnosed with AIDS/HIV, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, short bowel syndrome and other conditions.  Need PN or TPN therapy? See below for what to expect.

 

Need nutrition therapy? Here's what to expect

At CarePro Home Care, we want to simplify your nutrition therapy. Whether you need enteral or parental nutrition, you don't have to shop around for a care coordinator, nurse and pharmacist. We have all those professionals right here, working together for you.

Before you leave the hospital - We'll coordinate your care plan with hospital staff, determine your insurance coverage for home care and contact your insurance provider for authorization. If time allows, we'll demonstrate your new equipment and teach you and/or a family member how to use it. CarePro pharmacists will work closely with your doctor to confirm all orders, lab work and the proper formulation for your enteral (tube feeding) or parenteral nutrition.

When you get home - Many of our patients handle their own feedings (with our help, of course). Your home care nurse will teach you about your therapy in as many home sessions as you need. We want you or your helping family member to feel comfortable with preparing the formula and using the equipment. We'll also show you how track your temperature and weight and how to spot potential complications. We'll check in with you when your supplies run low. Not sure of something? Call us at 1-800-755-6997 - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Your continued care - We're there for you as long as you need us. Many of our patients have been using our enteral and parenteral nutrition services for more than 10 years. Others return to us if they have a recurring need.

 

Hospital Pharmacy Partnerships with CarePro Home Care

We provide not only parenteral (PN) nutrition support services for patients in their homes, but CarePro Home Infusion also supports pharmacies in community hospitals throughout Iowa. With our help, your patients will be able to stay in their own communities and close to family and friends. Other benefits to partnering with CarePro Home Care:

•We help you maintain your hospital census.
•We stock PN and TPN products, saving your pharmacy inventory space.
•We give you access to our experienced, board-certified nutrition support pharmacists and nurses.
•We'll consult with you and your physicians on labs and formula.
•We'll keep your patients close to home.
•We enhance patient clinical outcomes.
•We assist in discharge planning from hospital to home.
•We provide expert Medicare Part B advice to determine eligibility for home care coverage.

We can connect your hospital to the professional services you need. Contact us to find out how.

How to order enteral (tube feeding) supplies

Our nutrition support team is always available to help you manage your enteral formula and feeding supplies. Typically, a staff member will contact you approximately one week before your next delivery is due. However, if you are getting low on enteral formula or supplies and have not received a call from us, please feel free to contact us. We will need two business days' notice to fill your order.

Order enteral supplies by phone - Phones are answered between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.

Call us at 319-363-1284, or toll free at 800-755-6997.

Leave us a voicemail about your enteral supplies - We'll follow-up your voicemail with a return phone call within one business day to confirm delivery.

Order PN or TPN supplies by email - You may send non-confidential orders to [email protected]. You will receive a confirmation reply within one business day.

Emergency calls - We're on call 24 hours a day for emergency needs after hours, weekends and holidays. Call us at 319-363-1284, or toll free at 800-755-6997, and ask for the pharmacist on call.

 

See answers to common infusion therapy questions in our Infusion Therapy FAQs

View more information on our Home Care Services here. 

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