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What is Infusion Therapy and why start an Infusion Clinic?

Posted by Doris Dike | Mar 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

What is Infusion Therapy

Infusion therapy is an alternative to oral treatment that involves giving medicine through the use of a sterile catheter that is placed and anchored into a vein. Infusion therapy was once solely available in hospitals, but it is now available at outpatient infusion therapy clinics and even at home, provided by specially trained nurses. The state board of pharmacists approved these nurses after they met the board's and the government's stringent criteria and regulations.

What Does Infusion Therapy Treat?

Infusion treatment is typically used to treat severe or persistent illnesses that have failed to respond to antibiotics. Cancers and the agony they produce; gastrointestinal disorders; dehydration induced by nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea; and other significant conditions like Crohn's disease are just a few instances. Multiple sclerosis, several kinds of arthritis, congestive heart failure, and immune deficiency disorders are other complicated conditions that react well to intravenous drugs. Certain congenital illnesses also necessitate intravenous treatment.

Avella has clinical expertise in managing the specific needs of patients who require infusion therapy as part of their drug treatment regimen. Our pharmacy team can work with your doctor to keep track of your treatment while also assisting you with managing side effects and avoiding drug interactions. While we understand that receiving pharmaceuticals via infusion treatment is a complex process, Avella is committed to treating your health with medication as straightforward as possible. Infusion treatment should not be a painful or frightening experience. Leave it to the professionals.

Some of the examples;

  • Antibiotic/Antiviral

  • Anti-Coagulation Therapy

  • Anti-Emetics

  • Anti-Hemophilic Factors

  • Blood Component Stimulating Factor

  • Chemotherapy

  • Enteral Nutrition

  • Hydration

  • Inotropic Therapy

  • Pain Management

  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Laws Regarding IV Therapy

Intravenous therapy (also known as IV therapy) is a medical spa treatment that is gaining popularity across the country; therefore, issues regarding the legislation are becoming more common. It's been used in hospitals and medical offices for decades as a rapid method to give patients fluids and medicines. Still, with the rise of non-invasive medical aesthetic techniques, more companies aim to provide quick, alternative ways to improve an individual's health, appearance, and feel.

As a result, IV Bars are becoming more popular, giving people rapid access to hangover cures via IV hydration with vitamin and nutritional infusion. In addition, several of these clinics provide continuous anti-aging and rejuvenation treatments.

Many of the operators of these establishments are unaware that piercing the skin with an IV is legal in many states, including Texas. While these operations are generally referred to as "cosmetic treatments," they are all considered medical procedures under Texas law if they include the injection of drugs or chemicals for aesthetic purposes. Because of the corporate practice of medicine doctrine and the supervision requirements over those providing medical services, Texas law classifies them as "nonsurgical medical cosmetic procedures." As a result, many states restrict the ownership of an IV Bar to a small number of licensed medical providers.

The first crucial legal concern is the restriction against the "corporate practice of medicine," which many states have enacted and forbidding lay individuals or companies from employing physicians or providing professional medical services. Texas and California are two states with strict corporate practice of medicine regulations. These states, along with a few others, clearly indicate that delivering non-invasive, elective operations, such as those provided by an IV Bar, constitutes the profession of medicine. As a result, this ban must be considered while setting up an IV Bar.

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