Publications

The team at Infusion Innovations and CPIE Pharmacy Services are committed to evidence based research and have invested in publishing our findings in scientific literature.

Protocol for a randomised crossover trial to evaluate patient and nurse satisfaction with electronic and elastomeric portable infusion pumps for the continuous administration of antibiotic therapy in the home: Comparing Home Infusion Devices (CHID) study

BMJ Open
2017;
7: e016763
Previous studies comparing satisfaction with electronic and elastomeric infusion pumps are limited, and improvements in size and usability of electronic pumps have since occurred. The Comparing Home Infusion Devices (CHID) study plans to assess patient and nurse satisfaction with an elastomeric and electronic pump for delivering intravenous antibiotic treatment in the home. Secondary objectives are to determine pump-related complications and actual antibiotic dose administered, evaluate temperature variation and compare pump operating costs.

Temperature variation in the home setting: implications for continuous ambulatory infusions

Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
2017;
47(6): 431-437
Home infusion therapy is being increasingly utilised. Little is known about variation in the temperature of the infusion solution in the home and its effect on drug stability. The aim of this study was to investigate temperature changes over a 24‐h period during usual daily activities and assess the effect of ice packs on infusion solution temperature during storage at 25°C or 32°C.

Safety of continuous antibiotic infusions administered through an Australian Hospital in the Home service: a pilot study

Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
2017;
47(5): 333-339
Few studies have assessed the safety of antibiotic infusions in the hospital in the home (HITH) setting, or the vascular access and ambulatory infusion devices used for delivering these infusions. The aim of this study is to explore treatments and health outcomes for HITH patients administered continuous antibiotic infusions through an ambulatory infusion device.

Compounding and the home infusion pharmacist: insights from the United States

Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
2016;
46(4): 399
In 2015, Andrew Sluggett was a joint recipient of the Hospira Young Pharmacist Award. Andrew undertook a 3–day aseptic compounding training course and visited nine home infusion pharmacy organisations in the United States (US) during his 4–week study tour.