常见问题

If your doctor or healthcare provider has prescribed infusion therapy for you or your loved one, you may be referred to receive treatment at home or an alternate treatment site from Option Care. Whether you’re new to infusion therapy or just a new patient of ours, we understand that you might have questions about how infusion therapy works and what our staff can do for you. Here are some questions we get asked most often. We hope you’ll find them helpful. Option Care has specially trained nurses, pharmacists and dietitians who are available to answer any additional questions about your prescribed therapy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

什么是输液治疗?

输液治疗涉及通过针头或导管进行药物治疗。当无法采用口服药物的方式治疗患者时,通常就会改用输液治疗处方。

Option Care 专门为人们在家中或在其他可选择的地点提供输液治疗。我们的服务包括药物治疗的临床管理、看护支持和护理协调。

接受家庭输液治疗是否安全?

Until about 40 years ago, patients needing infusion therapy had to remain in the hospital until their therapy was completed. With the advent of new technologies and pharmaceuticals that allow therapeutic services to be administered safely and effectively outside of the hospital setting, home and alternate site infusion therapy has become more common.

Home and alternate site infusion therapy is a proven, safe, and effective alternative to hospital inpatient care.1, 2 For most people, receiving treatment at home or in an alternate treatment setting, like an ambulatory infusion suite, is preferable 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.3, 4

在家中可以采用哪些类型的静脉注射治疗?

Option Care 专门提供各式各样的家庭输液治疗,包括但不限于:

哪些健康状况可以进行输液治疗?

我们与医师和医疗保健提供者密切合作,在临床上管理各式急性和慢性病患者,包括但不限于:

  • 传染性疾病
  • 营养/胃肠疾病
  • 癌症和血液病
  • 原发性免疫缺陷
  • 血友病
  • 自身免疫性疾病
  • 晚期心力衰竭
  • 移植术的术前和术后支持

Am I a candidate for home or alternate site infusion therapy?

是否在家中接受输液治疗由您和您的医师或医疗保健服务提供者所决定。患者在家中接受输液治疗之前,需要考虑几个因素,包括患者本人和/或照料者是否希望和愿意配合治疗规定,以及是否有一个安全适宜的家庭环境。

How do I receive my home or alternate site infusion therapy? Who administers it?

Option Care develops a customized care plan focused on your infusion therapy needs. Our most important concerns are your safety, comfort, and convenience.

Once you are discharged from the hospital and ready to receive your therapy outside of the hospital setting, we will schedule your infusion appointment at your convenience. Your infusion medication is then mixed in a local, accredited Option Care branch pharmacy that meets all industry safety and sterility standards. The medication is delivered to you and is administered by an experienced nurse specifically trained in infusion therapy.

您还将得到我们由当地多学科临床医师和支持人员组成的团队为您提供的以下支持:

  • 全天候联系临床医生
  • 患者和照料者的教育、培训和监测
  • 赔付援助协调
  • 与您的医师定期交流您的治疗情况
  • 专业、友好和体恤的支持

Can I travel while on infusion therapy?

Option Care regularly cares for patients who travel, work, coach baseball, play basketball, and do just about anything you can think of while on infusion therapy. We have state-of-the-art infusion devices that are lightweight and portable and require only a backpack, purse, or even a pocket for transport.

Our nationwide network of nurses and pharmacies have the capability to support all of your infusion therapy needs while you travel for work or pleasure within the continental United States.

Will my insurance cover infusion therapy?

Home and alternate site infusion care is covered by most insurance companies. We will work with your insurance company to obtain patient benefit verification and authorization before starting treatment.

家庭输液治疗提供者有哪些证书和认证项目?需要认证吗?

没有任何具体条例规定输液治疗提供者应获得认证。不过,在多数情况下,保险公司会要求提供者获得认证才能为患者提供服务。认证能够确保专业输液服务提供者符合或超过所有的行业标准。Option Care 的所有地点均经过美国医疗保健认证委员会 (ACHC) 认证。

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