Infusion therapyWe provide services that allow for safe and effective administration of infusion therapies at home.
Infusion is the administration of medication through a needle or catheter into the patient’s body. It is prescribed when a patient's condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications.
Diseases commonly requiring infusion therapy include infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, cancer, treatment of pain, dehydration, gastrointestinal diseases or disorders which prevent normal functioning of the gastrointestinal system, and more.
We provide services that allows for safe and effective administration of oral, enteral, and parenteral nutrition for a patient at home.
Nutrition therapy includes the application of oral, enteral, or parenteral nutrition to maintain or restore optimal nutrition status and health.
Nutrition therapy is commonly required for patients with reduced nutritional intake below the requirements to maintain their nutritional status and hydration. Reasons can include advanced age, chronic diseases (e.g. COPD), cancer or patients suffering maldigestion and malabsorption.
Depending on the individual needs of the patient there are three different ways to apply nutrition to the patient.
Oral nutritional supplements (sip feeds) are liquid nutrient formulations containing the complete range of nutrients, which generally are administered by mouth.
Enteral nutrition provides the body with all the nutrients it needs to deliver part or all of a person's caloric and other nutritional requirements (tube feeding) It is prescribed when oral food intake is impossible or insufficient.
A tube is inserted into the gastrointestinal tract via the nose, mouth or through the abdominal wall into the patient's stomach through which the nutrition, specially chosen for the individual needs of the patient, is delivered.
Parenteral nutrition, also known as intravenous feeding or total parenteral nutrition (TPN), is a method of getting nutrition into the body through the veins by passing. It is prescribed when the gastrointestinal tract is not functioning because of an interruption in its continuity or because its absorptive capacity is impaired. The person receives nutritional formulae containing glucose, amino acids, lipids and added vitamins and dietary minerals.
We provide services that allows for safe and effective administration continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion via an insulin pump.
Insulin is a hormone that regulates the concentration of sugar in the blood. Hyperglycaemia, or high blood levels of sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes. This leads in time to significant complications such as serious injury of many organs and especially nerves and blood vessels.
Insulin pump therapy, also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), involves wearing a device (insulin pump) which provides a steady stream of insulin into a patient’s body period. Pumps can be programmed according to the patient’s individual needs – even allowing for daily routines and activities like including sport, outings, meals, sleep patterns - in order to reduce the risk of hypoglycaemia. It is commonly applied to patients who have type 1 diabetes and patients who experience glycaemic instability despite an optimised insulin regimen and those with a high level of self-care in diabetes management.