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Niveles de Alerta Antiterrorista en España. Nivel Actual 4 de 5.

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Fuente Ministerio de Interior de España

martes, 25 de mayo de 2021

Intravenous Antibiotics by American Health Association

 Intravenous Antibiotics

When serious infections require intravenous antibiotics for weeks rather than days, many patients can receive treatment at home. Patients with serious infections who need intravenous (IV) antibiotics but who otherwise feel well and don’t have any other reason to be in the hospital may qualify for home IV antibiotic therapy. Patients are often surprised to learn that with some basic education and support from their clinicians, they or a family member can administer IV antibiotics at home. Other options for IV antibiotic therapy outside the hospital include daily visits to an outpatient infusion center or admission to a skilled nursing facility. The choice depends on insurance coverage and patient preferences—not every patient is comfortable administering their own IV antibiotics or has family or friends who can help. Home Administration of IV Antibiotics When long courses of IV antibiotics are given outside the hospital, they are administered through a small tube called a catheter placed in a large vein, usually on the inside of the upper arm. A sterile protective dressing is placed over the catheter insertion site. Catheter care includes weekly dressing changes by a nurse, keeping the dressing clean and dry, protecting the insertion site from trauma, and avoiding heavy lifting. Aside from these precautions, the catheter generally does not affect daily activities. Patients receiving home IV antibiotics work with multiple clinicians, including the doctor who prescribes the antibiotic (usually an infectious disease specialist); nurses who work in the prescribing doctor’s office, sometimes called infusion nurses; pharmacists from the home infusion company who arrange delivery of the IV #antibiotics; home health nurses (if covered by the patient’s insurance); and a surgeon. How It Works A home health nurse makes an initial home visit to teach the patient and/or family members to administer the IV #antibiotic. Most patients need 1 to 3 antibiotic doses a day for 1 to 8 weeks. The nurse visits at least once a week to change the catheter dressing and take blood samples. Source American Health Association #

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