In the health field, infusion is the intravenous (through the vein) administration of medication such as antibiotics, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition. Decades ago, this method was only viable in a hospital, but today it is common to do it at the comfort of the patient's home or place of residence. Modern needle-free systems, central catheters, and small and portable infusion pumps make it possible for the medication to be administered to the patient in a comfortable and safe environment without interrupting his or her daily life.
What is most satisfying for the patients is to be able to remain in their environment, resume their daily activities, spend time with their families, take care of themselves, and even return to their workplace if it is necessary. The patient also receives significant emotional benefits that, in turn, accelerates the recovery process. Home infusion is an effective alternative that promotes better outcomes.