Across many healthcare segments
Healthcare services are delivered in many places. The most rapid growth in healthcare is coming from places outside of the hospital in alternate care settings. These settings are more cost-effective than hospitals and most importantly are more convenient for patients.
Because of their design for intuitive and durable use cases, it’s no surprise that Intuvie products are used across many different healthcare provider segments.
Long term care
Long term care refers to a range of services provided to individuals who require assistance due to a chronic illness, disability, or aging. It can be provided in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and even in the individual's own home. The services may include personal care, medication management, and physical therapy.
Some long term care facilities provide medications as a part of their service. As such, these facilities have a dedicated or shared pharmacy that provides specialized medications and pharmacy-related services to patients. Pumps such as the Z-800 series are popular in long-term care facilities because of their design for durability and ease-of-use.
Oncology infusion centers
An oncology infusion center is a specialized medical facility that provides intravenous (IV) or injection-based treatments to patients with cancer. The infusion center typically consists of several private rooms or open bays, where patients receive their treatments.
The center has equipment necessary for administering chemotherapy and other cancer treatments safely and effectively. These centers are focused on chemotherapy only and are also operated with efficiency to make the infusion services highly cost effective. Large volume pumps like the Z-800 series are commonplace in these centers.
Ambulatory infusion centers
An ambulatory infusion center is a medical facility or clinic that provides outpatient infusion therapies outside of the traditional hospital setting. Typically done in a short period (1-3 hours) instead of during a lengthy or overnight hospital stay, these clinics provide common infusion treatments for patients with chronic illnesses such as autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases.
The centers are staffed by healthcare professionals who are trained in the administration of medications through infusion therapy. Some of the equipment used in these centers is the Z-800 series pump.
Ambulatory surgery centers
An ambulatory surgery center (ASC) is a medical facility that provides outpatient surgical procedures to patients who do not require an overnight stay in a hospital. The most common types of procedures performed at ASCs are orthopedic such as joint repair replacement surgery (e.g., hips, knees, shoulders).
ASCs can offer patients more personalized attention and a higher level of care than a hospital setting and are typically able to schedule surgeries more quickly than hospitals. Their overall approach not only can improve patient satisfaction but also can provide these services at a more cost-effective level. Nimbus is commonly used in these facilities for postoperative pain management.
Home infusion is typically used for patients who require ongoing or long-term IV therapy, such as those with infections, cancer, or other chronic conditions. It's typically administered by a trained healthcare professional who comes to the patient's home to administer the IV therapy.
Home infusion offers several advantages over traditional hospital-based infusion, including increased comfort and convenience for the patient, reduced risk of exposure to hospital-acquired infections, and potentially lower healthcare costs. It also addresses the fact that some therapies are best delivered over several days (compared to 1-3 hours). Ambulatory infusion pumps (e.g., Nimbus) are suited for home infusion because of their lightweight and battery-powered design.