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Is there a RN who can provide IV antibiotic administration every 12 hours for a week to a patient?

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My IV was ordered by the doctor. However, each home care visit was expensive and my insurance would only cover a max amount and I still had to pay my 20 percent copayment per visit. Hence the nurse recommending that I find a family member to do it. I was so terrified that my nephew would be in a hurry and I would have air bubbles in the IV.
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Doctor can set up Visiting Nurse...... They probably have already looked into that. Insurance should pay for it.
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Go back to whoever ordered the IV antibiotic. They're the ones who need to set up someone to come to the house to administer it.
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This would be ordered by the MD. Call him/her.
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You can contact the patient's clinic and ask if they have home care nursing. Check to see if the insurance will pay for this home visit. If not, ask if they will accept if the patient is willing to pay out of his/her pocket. This option to pay out of your own pocket can be very expensive. I believe I was quoted $100-some per visit.

If not, ask if the RN nurse can swing by the home. And you need to find a lay person willing to do the IV antibiotic. The RN nurse can come the first 2 times to show the lay person how to do it. Then the next time, the RN nurse comes and watches the lay person do it all by himself. This was the option I chose when I needed IV antibiotics for a severe heart infection. I was on it for 6 weeks. My nephew came over, learned how to do the IV, and he came daily to hook me up. Every 3 days, my 3 bags of antibiotics were delivered in styrofoam, and I would put it in the fridge. Take it out about 30 minutes before the IV so that it's not too cold when used. Because I refused for them to keep changing the IV site on my arm every 3 days, we inserted a stent (?) up my left arm and no need to keep changing the site.
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