HomeCare I.V. of Bend can compound any sterile preparation that a physician needs for his patient. We have formulas from Bend Memorial Clinic Ophthamologists who need very specific concentrations of eye injections and eye drops that are not commercially available.
Antibiotics for conjunctival and Intravitireal injection are prepared in our sterile vertical flow hood and clean room and are made up fresh as each case arises with the need for this special treatment. They are prepared under "emergency" conditions and need to be to the clinic as soon as they can be prepared.
Bladder irrigation is a common treatment for catheterized patients with recurrent bladder infections. An antibiotic such as gentamicin or tobramicin is mixed in sterile water for irrigation and prepared for the home health nurse or caregiver. The solution is instilled into the bladder by an external catheter and is left in contact with the bladder for a period of up to 3 hours, then the solution is drained. The direct instillation of the antibiotic into the bladder is often more effective than oral therapy and less invasive than intravenous therapy.
Nebulized solutions are sometimes ordered for hospice patients who have difficulty taking oral meds for pain or suffer from "air hunger" and shortness of breath. The medication is specially diluted and sent out in individual syringes to placed in a nebulizer for inhalation. These special syringes take time and care to make, so a days notice is required for these orders.