Learn About Our Infusion Care
With the assistance of skillfully trained pharmacists and nurses, many patients may receive infusion therapy in the comfort of their home.
Get your infusions administered in a state-of-the-art Vital Care infusion center. Semi-private and private infusion suites are available with on-site nursing staff.
Why North Mississippi Vital Care
Why North Mississippi Vital Care
Compassion – At North Mississippi Vital Care, we treat every patient like family. Showing respect and care to each patient is our greatest priority and highest honor.
Excellence – Supported by specialists in pharmacy, nursing, nutrition, and quality management, North Mississippi Vital Care provides the most progressive infusion care to each and every patient.
Community – When you use North Mississippi Vital Care, you are giving back to the local community. We are locally owned and independently operated, so every patient is helping provide local jobs and revenue to the North Mississippi community.
Infusion Care at Home
Infusion Care at Home
Home or alternate-site infusion therapy might be right for you if your doctor prescribes a treatment that can be safely given in your home or private infusion suite by skilled nurses and pharmacists.
Also, if your doctor instructs you to receive your treatment in a clinic on a routine basis, you still might be a candidate for home infusion therapy. Some medications need to be given in a controlled setting, like a hospital, but many medications can be administered safely and cost-effectively in the your home.
Common Infusion Therapies
Immunotherapy or IgG Therapy
Immunoglobulin infusion therapy is used to treat disorders of the immune system, disorders of the neurological system, or to boost a patient’s immune response to a serious illness. Immune Globulin (IgG) is a sterile solution of concentrated antibodies extracted from healthy donors which is administered into a vein or under the skin.
North Mississippi Vital Care clinicians work closely with your team of healthcare providers in delivering safe and coordinated immunoglobulin (IgG) therapy. Our clinical team will monitor treatment, help control side effects, and provide patient education materials. Our staff is available for any patient questions or needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Antibiotic, antiviral and anti-fungal medications treat a wide variety of minor to severe infections. Treatment is focused on controlling the infection and preventing complications. Duration of therapy may range from days to several months depending on the severity or site of infection.
At North Mississippi Vital Care, our skilled clinical teams throughout our network specialize in treating patients who need long-term or complex anti-infective therapies. With a referral to a Vital Care location, patients receiving intravenous (IV) antibiotics or other anti-infective medications will receive comprehensive care in coordination with the physician.
Nutrition Support Therapy
Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and enteral (tube) feedings support adults and children who cannot consume or absorb nutrients through regular food intake.
Nutrition support therapy can be provided either through a feeding tube (enteral nutrition) or an intravenous tube called a catheter that is inserted directly into the veins (parenteral nutrition or TPN). The amount, type, and route of nutrition is determined on a case-by-case basis for each patient.
North Mississippi Vital Cares utilizes a team of nurses, pharmacists and dietitians to make an easy patient transition from the hospital to the home. We aim to provide the best possible care from for patients of all ages who receive nutritional support therapy. Our goal is to offer each patient an improved quality of life, by allowing them to return to their thriving lifestyle.
Cardiac or Inotropic Therapy
North Mississippi Vital Care provides the highest level of personalized care, which is necessary for patients living with heart failure, awaiting transplant services, or receiving palliative care.
Cardiac inotropes (milrinone, dobutamine, dopamine) may be prescribed and infused in the home setting for patients with conditions that affect cardiac health. North Mississippi Vital Care’s team of clinicians will work with the patient, caregivers, and the physician’s medical team to develop a care plan specific to each individual patient.
The goals of North Mississippi Vital Care’s cardiology services are to improve the patient’s quality of life and maximize comfort through symptom relief. Our clinicians will provide timely and vital information to the patient’s health care team, as we understand the importance of providing ongoing clinical assessments and patient monitoring.
Home intravenous (IV) hydration therapy can lead to a quicker recovery, while also eliminating unnecessary hospitalizations. IV hydration therapy can help prevent and treat dehydration.
Various illnesses or surgeries can lead to dehydration, complicating the body’s normal functional status. This type of therapy allows sterile water solutions and necessary nutrients to be infused into a patient’s vein, restoring normal fluid balance.
North Mississippi Vital Care provides hydration therapy to patients with the goal of restoring fluids and electrolytes and returning the patient to good health. Our clinical team and support staff will work closely with your physician to coordinate your home care.
Pain Management Therapy
North Mississippi Vital Care provides pain management treatment with the goals of maximizing comfort and improving the patient’s quality of life. Pain management therapy can be administered by intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, or intrathecal/epidural infusions.
Effective pain management therapy provides benefits to the patient through earlier return to activity, shortened hospital stay, decreased hospital admissions, and the subsequent reduction in costs associated with the chronic pain.
While the focus of pain management is the alleviation of pain and suffering, an underlying goal is to allow the patient to rejoin their normal daily activities. Our pharmacy staff will work closely with your physician to complete a comprehensive patient assessment before establishing an effective treatment regimen that meets the patient’s needs. Our patients receive frequent assessments to assure adequate pain control and patient satisfaction.
The team at North Mississippi Vital Care is dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients living with bleeding disorders. Hemophilia and other types of bleeding disorders do not have to get in the way of a patient’s daily activities.
Our staff understands that patients living with these disorders require high-quality services and an action plan specific to each and every patient. We work closely with the patient, caregivers, and the healthcare team to implement tailored and effective services.
Our patients receive comprehensive and frequent assessments from a North Mississippi Vital Care clinician, in order to meet the patient’s needs and maximize patient satisfaction. We provide therapy monitoring and support with accessibility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This list of therapies cover our most common therapies. There are many more that we did not cover, but that does not mean you are not eligible for home infusion therapy with North Mississippi Vital Care. Start by contacting your healthcare team and asking about your home infusion therapy options.