Jefferson University Hospitals

Our Own Team, Our Own Local Pharmacy

Our dedicated pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, billing and delivery personnel are our own employees. Each team member’s practice is continually validated through education, scientific inquiry and quality assurance monitoring. Our staff includes registered dietitians who hold CNSC certification, nurses who are certified in PICC placement and hold CRNI and OCN certifications and pharmacists who hold Doctor of Pharmacy degrees.

Our pharmacists and pharmacy technicians prepare all solutions in our state-of-the-art USP <797> compliant cleanroom, conveniently located in Philadelphia. All orders are discreetly delivered by our uniformed drivers.

Comprehensive Services

Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional care to our patients and their families. We provide the following services to patients at home or in an alternative setting:

  • Patient eligibility assessments
  • Discharge coordination
  • Insurance verification
  • Patient and caregiver education (includes care of venous access device, safety/infection control, equipment set-up and troubleshooting, medication administration and plan of care)
  • Venous access device management
  • Care coordination
  • Aseptic compounding of pharmaceuticals
  • Clinical monitoring
  • Supply management
  • Delivery of medications, nutrients and supplies
  • Reimbursement management
  • On-call 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week

We operate on the forefront of medical technology, providing complex home infusion therapies. Our team routinely researches and safely implements new therapies in the home.

Catheter Selection

Our clinical staff can provide recommendations on the optimal catheter selection based on a patient’s needs, including purpose and length of therapy and vein accessibility. Our nursing team is proficient at managing these routes of administration.

Routes of administration include:

Intravenous Catheters

  • Midline
  • Peripheral
  • Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)
  • Tunneled Central - Hickman, Groshong
  • Implanted Ports - Chest, Upper Arm, Intra-aterial
  • Pheresis/Dialysis Catheters

Subcutaneous

Clinical Monitoring

We keep the physician informed of the patient's response to therapy. Our clinicians monitor the patient and report to the physician throughout the course of therapy.

Our expert teams assures continuity of care by monitoring:

  • Clinical Status
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Lab Results
  • Pain Assessment
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Medication Profile Management

Commitment to Quality and Safety

We participate in the national benchmarking initiative Strategic Healthcare. We aggressively track several indicators, including intravenous catheter infection rates, adverse drug reactions and equipment malfunction. We continue to achieve highly favorable outcomes.

In addition to being accredited by The Joint Commission, we are proud members of the National Home Infusion Association. We also participate with Press Ganey to monitor our patient satisfaction and consistently achieve overall mean scores greater than 90.

We demonstrate our focus on quality through various process improvement initiatives. Areas of investigation include operational efficiency, clinical monitoring and patient satisfaction.

Learn More

Call 877-955-5200 to learn more about Jefferson Home Infusion Service and speak with one of our representatives.