A safer and flexible option during COVID-19.
If you are currently receiving infusion or injection therapies in a hospital or physician’s office setting, now is the time to consider moving your service over to ContinuumRx. With 6 locations across Alabama, Tennessee, and Virginia, including two infusion suites in Knoxville, TN, and Chantilly, VA, our commitment is to provide the highest quality of care and make patients as comfortable and safe as possible during their treatments.
Why should you consider our home infusion or visiting one of ContinuumRx’s infusion suites?
The answer is simple: 1) reducing the chances of contracting COVID-19, 2) having flexibility and quality of life, and 3) safety.
With COVID-19 on the rise and significant space being taken up in hospitals by patients, it makes sense to reduce the risk for infusion patients as they are typically immunocompromised and fall within the “at-risk” category. Even the basic, required tasks of going through pre-screening and emergency preparedness procedures at a hospital can increase risk and exposure rates for an infusion patient.
“Infusion therapy patients are vulnerable to infections and viruses like COVID-19, and ContinuumRx is providing a critical service during the pandemic as we relieve the burden on the hospitals during the unprecedented times while working to ensure that patients who need infusion therapy receive it in the safest manner,”Carol Sweeney, Vice President of Nursing and Clinical Compliance, ContinuumRx
Flexibility and quality of life are two additional key factors to consider. ContinuumRx’s team works with its patients and their physicians to select a customized infusion therapy based on their condition, lifestyle, and time constraints. For higher-risk patients, especially those with chronic diseases who need to stay on course with managing their treatment, home infusion and infusion suites are comfortable and convenient alternatives where personalized care is heightened, and risk-exposure is reduced.
Last is safety. ContinuumRx follows the same Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols that hospital- and physician-based infusion centers are required to follow with the benefit of controlling the volume of patients. Below are some of the safety protocols that we follow:
General ContinuumRx Safety Protocols
- Nursing staff has proper PPE at all times (i.e., face cover, gloves, and gown).
- Temperature checks on all ContinuumRx staff.
- Symptom checks on all ContinuumRx staff.
- Quarantine and work-from-home for potentially exposed employees.
- Alerting nursing/warehouse + patients in the home about COVID-19 exposure.
- Contactless delivery.
Safety Protocols for ContinuumRx Infusion Suites
- Facility cleaning before each shift.
- Suites are adequately segregated from home infusion pharmacy operations.
- Chairs are set a minimum of 6 feet apart, and partitions are in place.
- Suite staff is limited to essential staff to complete patient care safety.
- Caregivers, family, friends, etc., are restricted during infusion.
- Patients are scheduled at 50% capacity.
- Screening tests are completed at least 24 hours prior to each visit and immediately prior to entering the suite.
- Screenings occur prior to entering the suite to allow for decontamination as needed.
- If a patient fails a screen, immediately cancel the appointment. Evaluate whether home infusion IS a viable alternative.
- Ensure proper cleaning and disinfection is performed prior to and after each patient.
- Have patients wait in their vehicles until their appointment time. Mobile
The most important factor in your decision-making is to decide to put your health first. Add ContinuumRx to your New Year’s resolution list and know that you will receive the comfort, convenience, and care that you need and deserve.