Home Antibiotic Therapy

The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. A licensed healthcare professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any medical conditions.

The Baxter Infusor

The Baxter Infusor is a pump that is designed to deliver drugs over a specific time period. The Baxter Infusor comes filled with medication and appropriate dose ordered by a healthcare professional specifically to meet a patients' needs. 

Hospital in the Home

Hospital in the Home (HITH) programs provide patients with an alternative to long hospital stays by bringing the hospital home. Highly regarded by health care professionals and patients alike, HITH provides high quality home-based medical care to patients who do not require full-time hospital care.

Patients eligible for HITH care are still treated as in-patients in most services and therefore receive the same level of care as they would in hospital. Nurses deliver daily treatment to patients, in some cases visiting up to twice a day.

Patients who are clinically stable and are supported in an appropriate home environment with telephone access may be eligible for HITH, provided the treatment of their condition is suitable for the home.

With evidence to support the use of 24 hour continuous antibiotic infusion, and the availability of simple, cost effective elastomeric medical pumps, many conditions can be both efficiently and effectively treated in the home.

HITH programs have been successfully operated by hospitals across Australia since the 1980s. Due to the achievement of positive outcomes for both hospitals and patients, the adoption of HITH programs continue.

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