Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy is the delivery of liquid anti-infective substances directly into a vein, when oral medication are not appropriate or sufficient to treat the infection. The intravenous (IV) route is the fastest way to administer medications throughout the body. The IV route of administration can be used for injections, that are given over a short period of time with a syringe, or infusion therapy, delivered at a controlled rate, over a specific time, with an in-line rate controlled tubing, a pump or an elastomeric infusion device.
Peripherally inserter central catheter (PICC) is a form of intravenous access that can be used for a prolonged period of time for extended antibiotic therapy, total parenteral nutrition or for administration of substances that should not be done peripherally. It is a catheter that enters the body through the skin at a peripheral site, extends to the superior vena cava, stays in place for days or weeks and can be removed by the ReinHealth infusion nurses at the end of the patients prescribed therapy. ReinHealth can coordinate same-day placement of a PICC line, in any of our three locations.
With the support of our ReinHealth team, patients requiring IV antibiotic therapy can often leave the hospital sooner, and may even avoid hospitalization altogether. Patients receiving anti-infective therapies need close clinical monitoring by experienced clinicians. Your care team will include an intake and authorization representative, a nurse and a pharmacist. The ReinHealth team will remain in close communication with you and your physician throughout the course of treatment, to ensure quality care.
Patients and their family members can learn to administer home IV antibiotics with training and support from our transitional care coordinators, infusion nurses and partnering home health companies. ReinHealth provides individualized training, easy-to-follow written educational materials, and 24/7 access to infusion nurses and pharmacist.
For more information, please visit the ReinHealth website at reinhealthcare.com