When you're referred to an infusion therapy provider, you might have a lot of questions. Will you be able to manage intravenous treatment on your own? Will you still be able to take care of your family? Will you still be able to work? To travel?
In most cases, the answer is yes.
Pharmacare Hawaii is fully equipped to provide you with the tools and treatment you need to manage infusion therapy on your own. Our highly credentialed staff can help you set up treatments at home while working very closely with your entire healthcare team. That means you can be assured of excellent, personalized management of your condition. If home treatments aren't ideal, you can use our conveniently-located infusion suite. Wherever suits you best, suits us best, too.
First, our enrollment specialists will work with your doctor or other medical professional based on the initial referral form.
Second, we will assist you in obtaining proper insurance coverage to minimize your out of pocket expenses and explore other means of financial assistance if necessary.
Third, we'll assess whether your situation is suitable for infusion therapy administered at home or another non-hospital environment. Once treatment is authorized, our healthcare team sets to work in developing a treatment plan in accordance with the doctor's orders.
This depends on the nature of your illness and the infusion therapy. Your physician will direct the pharmacy.
The short answer is no. However, certain therapies are covered when administered using durable medical equipment such as an electronic infusion pump. Only a select few therapies are covered and only under very specific conditions.
The biggest difference is the wait time. At Pharmacare, once the patient arrives, a nurse is ready to assess, take vitals and start the infusion process. At other outpatient infusion centers, wait times are longer due to the check-in process, staff availability and paperwork.
Technically no, some nurses go through on the job training. At Pharmacare though, we are encouraged to get certified and become CRNI's, which requires ongoing education.
Only trained medical staff can draw blood for laboratory tests from central lines. The procedure needs to be done correctly to lessen the chance of clogging or getting an infection.
To decrease infection and keep the drug stable.
Yes, a nurse and pharmacist are available 24/7. To reach a nurse, call 840-4160 during business hours or 524-2575 after hours.