SPECIALIZED INFUSION THERAPY
Specialized infusion therapy includes Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy (IVIG) and Inotropic Infusion Therapy.
Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy (IVIG)
Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy is used in a variety of different disease states including, but not limited to:
- Primary Immunodeficiency (PID);
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP);
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP); and,
- Other autoimmune diseases, including Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
This therapy is generally infused by a medical professional and is typically given every 20-30 days.
Working in conjunction with your medical provider and nurses, the appropriate infusion device and supplies will be provided to make this therapy as easy a process as possible.
Inotropic Infusion Therapy
Inotropic infusion therapy is used to treat the most severe cases of heart failure and for any patient awaiting a heart transplant. Often, a heart patient in this condition can no longer perform daily activities because of the inability of the heart to pump sufficient blood throughout the body.
Dobutamine and Milrinone are the mainstay treatments for inotropic therapy. While there are many criteria that must be met to qualify for this treatment, the knowledgeable staff at Carmichael’s will work closely with your cardiologist to ensure that all tests and documentation required are present in order to qualify for therapy.
An ambulatory pump will be provided so that a patient can enjoy the increase in well-being and everyday life. Most every patient will have a central IV line for this type of infusion therapy. Carmichael’s can provide the supplies necessary to maintain the safety of this central IV line.
Please contact a Carmichael’s representative to discuss any specialized infusion therapy needs, to request additional information or to check your insurance or other available coverage.