ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY

Antibiotic therapy generally is the use of antibiotics to treat, prevent or improve illness. Once a patient has been diagnosed with an infection, but has the capacity to recuperate at home, Carmichael’s can provide antibiotic therapy to fully facilitate the patient’s healing process within the comforts of the patient’s own home.

Some of the most common infections that may be treated with antibiotic therapy include:

  • Pneumonia
  • Serious cases of Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Staph infections

The delivery system for antibiotic therapy includes one of the following:

  • An ambulatory pump that allows the patient to move around;
  • A stationary pump that hangs from a pole and is immobile; or,
  • An elastomeric pump – a disposable, automated infusion system.

Carmichael’s requires a referral from the patient’s doctor or the hospital caseworker in order to deliver the proper medications and application equipment. Carmichael’s will deliver the medication, delivery system and the IV site maintenance supplies for the convenience of our patients. We coordinate patient education with the home health agency that will be attending the patient in order that the patient understands everything about the medication and the workings of the delivery system. All patients are monitored for the duration of the therapy. At Carmichael’s, we consider ourselves the liaison for coordination of care between the physician, the pharmacist and the nursing staff.

Please contact a Carmichael’s representative to discuss any antibiotic therapy needs, to request additional information or to check your insurance or other available coverage.

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