Administration of medication through a needle or catheter is called Infusion Therapy and is recommended when a patient's condition
is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications. Typically infusion therapy drugs are administered intravenously,
but may also be provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular injections and epidural routes (into the membranes
surrounding the spinal cord).
To ensure safe and proper administration of infusion drugs, Tri-City Pain Associates provides the following services:
- Comprehensive assessment that considers patient history, current physical and mental status, lab reports, cognitive and psychosocial status, family/care partner support, reccomended treatment,
concurrent oral medication, and over-the-counter medications.
- Maintenance of appropriate procedures for the compounding and distribution of sterile infusion products as
outlined in the national standards and state and federal regulations.
- Drug interaction monitoring and identification of potential drug, dose or drug catheter incompatibilities.
- Comprehensive care planning that provides therapy monitoring with specific patient goals, and coordination
of activities with other providers such as home health agencies and physicians.
- Ongoing patient monitoring and reassessment activities to continually assess for response to
treatment, drug complications, adverse reactions, and patient compliance.
- Laboratory report reviews, as applicable, and subsequent consultations with care professionals to adjust medication orders if necessary.