There are many instances where injection therapy is necessary. Some patients may require subcutaneous or intramuscular injections outside the scope of their healthcare hours of operations, and often outside of their covered benefits. In these cases, patients must learn how to self-inject, rely on non-clinical family members or friends, or hire a nurse in the community. Maintaining compliance and improving outcomes of therapies may be compromised if not done accurately.
Examples of patients’ self-injections are, but not limited to diabetic insulin therapies, infertility drug therapies, pain management, regenerative injection therapy (RIT), etc.
Barriers in both IV infusion and patient’s self-injection therapies vary among patients and often make it difficult to carefully and consistently adhere to prescribed treatments. These can include:
Fear of pain
Fear of compromise in the procedural accuracy and therapy outcomes
Difficulties using various devices such as pen-injector, infusion catheters, pumps etc.
Perception of self-injection being an arduous process
Mixing and/or injecting inaccurate doses
Self-harm related to non-compliance
GentleNurse Infusion 101 provides a professional alternative to self-care. We administer the necessary medications accurately for the best outcome in disease/disorder/pain management.
If you have any further questions about or are interested in our Injection Therapy services, please contact us.