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Home Health Nurses Specialized in Infusion Therapy

HealthQuest home health nurses are certified infusion therapy practitioners—many of whom have prior hospital nursing experience—who will help make your home treatment as simple and smooth as possible. If your treatment can be self-administered, they will train you or your caretaker in proper IV site maintenance, as well as give instructions on how to use a catheter and infusion pump.

Because we prioritize patient care, our goal will always be to provide comprehensive, compassionate home health solutions throughout the course of your home infusion therapy. This means that your home health nurse will be in constant communication with your care provider, insurance, and HQRX pharmacists to ensure that your treatment needs are met.  

Access us any time, with all your questions and concerns

While providing treatment, our home health nurse can answer any questions you may have about your medication type or dosage, treatment frequencies, side effects, and provide ongoing care needs. Should you have questions during a time when your home health nurse is not present, you can call our 24/7 hotline to get answers from medically trained staff. Call 832-612-3500 any time, day or night, with questions or concerns.

In the event of a medical emergency, always call 911.

Patient Resources

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FAQ

FAQ

Infusion therapy services involve the intravenous (IV) administration of medications that treat a wide range of acute and chronic health conditions. It often means the patient will experience better results, because infusion therapy directly administers medication into the bloodstream. It is usually prescribed when a patient’s condition cannot be treated with oral medication. HealthQuest Infusion & Specialty provides infusion therapy to patients in the comfort of their own home or on-site at our world-class infusion center. Our services include the clinical management of drug therapies, nursing support, and care coordination.
Home infusion therapy is a proven, safe, and effective alternative to hospital inpatient care. It can provide comfort and convenience for patients and offers less interruption to their daily activities. It can also be a cost-effective alternative to expensive hospital stays.
HealthQuest Infusion & Specialty offers a wide range of home infusion therapies, including but not limited to:

  • Anti-infective (ABX, antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral therapy)

  • Nutrition support therapy and tube feeding (total parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition)

  • Intravenous and subcutaneous immunoglobulin G therapy (IVIg and SCIg) 

  • Inotropic/Cardiac 

  • Biologic

  • Remicade and Entyvio

Please call HealthQuest anytime at 832-612-3500 for 24/7 guidance and support regarding the setup, administration, and medication regimen for your home infusion therapy.
Infusion therapy can be used to treat a wide range of acute and chronic health conditions, including many types of infectious diseases, nutritional/gastrointestinal disorders, cancers,  hematological disorders, heart conditions, immunodeficiencies, and autoimmune disorders. HealthQuest offers infusion therapy treatments for all of the following:

  • Severe dehydration

  • Hemophilia

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Heart failure

  • Primary Immune Deficiency Disease (PIDD)

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

  • Complications following bone marrow transplant

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Severe or disabling plaque psoriasis

  • Kawasaki Disease

  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome

  • Graves’ Disease

  • Myasthenia Gravis

  • Myositis

  • Abscesses

  • Cellulitis

  • Chronic urinary tract infections

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Hepatitis C

  • MRSA

  • Osteomyelitis

  • Pancreatitis

  • Pneumonia

  • Post-transplant care

  • Sepsis

  • Wound infections

  • Fertility issues
While most patients report mild to non-existent side effects, you could experience some of the symptoms listed below following your treatment. If you are currently on medication to control your blood pressure, your doctor may recommend that you stop taking it prior to your first infusion therapy treatment.

General side effects of infusion therapy treatment should subside within 24 hours, however you could experience:
  • Slight drop in blood pressure

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea and/or upset stomach

  • Muscle stiffness

  • Sweating

  • Flu-like symptoms

  • Neck and back pain
The decision to receive home infusion therapy is made between you and your physician. Several factors are considered before receiving infusion therapy in the home, including your and/or your caregiver’s desire and willingness to comply with therapy and the presence of a safe and appropriate home environment.

Before you’re discharged from the hospital, a HealthQuest team member will reach out to you to go over details. Some of the questions we’ll ask: Do you prefer your medication delivered to the hospital or to your home? From there, we will schedule delivery, providing you with an arrival time window to make sure you’re prepared. We know it can be stressful getting settled after a stay in the hospital.

Prior to discharge, you will also receive support from our team of clinicians and/or support staff who will provide patient and caregiver education and training. 

The medication will be delivered to you and will be administered by an experienced infusion therapy nurse 24 hours after discharge. Prior to 24 hours, or if your prescription requires you to have a dose at home, you or the caregiver will then administer.

Yes! Our state-of-the-art infusion therapy devices are lightweight and portable, requiring only a backpack, purse, or a pocket for transport. The HealthQuest pharmacy has the capability to support all of your home infusion needs while traveling anywhere within the U.S.

HealthQuest is not allowed to take medicine back once it has been dispensed, however discontinued/leftover specialty medications may be brought to a local pharmacy collection program or a hazardous waste collection for proper discarding.

You may ask your home health nurse if you can donate your leftover supplies to their agency or ask your local veterinarian or animal shelter if they can use any of the leftover supplies.

You should never pour unused liquid medications down the sink.

Yes. However, fluids for hydration or saline and heparin flush syringes may be kept at room temperature.
Yes. An HQRX home infusion specialist will train your and/or your caregiver on how to administer ongoing treatments at home, as well as how to maintain infusion equipment and IV site.
Please call HealthQuest anytime at 832-612-3500 for 24/7 guidance and support regarding all aspects of your infusion therapy, including equipment setup, administration, and medication regimen.