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Innovative cross-sectional collaboration using portable, programmable infusion pumps instead of hospitalization

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Malene Kildemand ,

Odense University Hospital, Denmark, DK
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Mogens Søllested

DK
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Introduction: Globally and national healthcare is moved from the hospital to the patient’s home. Some of the treatments has resulted in technological possibilities, which was previously only an option at the hospital now can be used in the patient’s home. An example is portable, programmable infusion pumps (PPP). Patients who have no other reason to stay at the hospital than to finish their intravenous (IV) medication, can finish the treatment in their own homes or nursing homes with the PPP. By reducing the time a patient spend in a hospital bed, it is not only for the benefit of the patient but also socio-economic.

Aim: The aim of this poster is to describe a new alliance and innovative collaboration between Joint outpatient Clinic (Fælles Daghospital) at Odense University Hospital (OUH), Denmark and Acute Team Odense (ATO).

Objectives: Joint Outpatient Clinic at OUH is responsible for implementing PPP at OUH and is now collaborating with six different specialties in using the PPP. The PPP is used for IV antibiotic treatment to hospitalized patients and patients who can finish the treatment in their own homes or nursing homes. If the patient is unable to observe the IV access or handle the PPP the Acute Team can help.  

Highlights: The collaboration started October 2020. Within the first year, 58 patients have been treated with the PPP in their own homes (n=20) or nursing home (n=38) in a total of 188 days. That is 188 days where these patients otherwise would have been hospitalized. Since April 2021 patients (n=11) living in nursing homes have started treatment with antibiotic via PPP without living the nursing home. An acute doctor has assessed the patient at the nursing home and prescribed the antibiotic treatment. The Outpatient Clinic have manage the practical tasks with the PPP and ATO have administered the PPP and observed the patients. By using PPP, the nurses in the ATO can save time at the patients because they do not need to mix the medication as the PPP is provided with a pre-mixed daily medication dose. The PPP is programmed to give the medication a prescribed number of times during the day. Because of the PPP, the ATO is able to help more patients than by ordinary IV treatment.

The next step is to explore patients and nurses’ experiences of using PPP during and after hospitalization.    

Conclusions: The new alliance between The Joint outpatient clinic and ATO have shown great potential for treating patients who need IV medication in their own homes in an innovative way with PPP.
How to Cite: Kildemand M, Søllested M. Innovative cross-sectional collaboration using portable, programmable infusion pumps instead of hospitalization. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2022;22(S3):56. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.ICIC22283
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Published on 04 Nov 2022.

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