Daily dosing of intravenous antibiotics administered at home

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The use of portable programmable pump infusion and elastomeric devices allow efficient and safe infusions for most antimicrobials at home” González Ramallo et al (2017).

Abstract:

Hospital at Home units allows ambulatory treatment and monitoring of complex and serious infections. Nosocomial infections produce an extension of the stay in hospital often specifying long intravenous treatments without any effective oral alternatives. Daily dosing of antimicrobial are easier to administer at home. The use of portable programmable pump infusion and elastomeric devices allow efficient and safe infusions for most antimicrobials at home. Some antibiotics against multidrug-resistant organisms of recent introduction have a suitable profile for outpatient intravenous treatment.

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González Ramallo, V.J., Mirón Rubio, M., Estrada Cuxart, O. and García Leoni, M.E. (2017) Usefulness of Hospital at Home in nosocomial infections: advantages and limitations. Revista Española de Quimioterapia. 30(Suppl 10, p.61-65.

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