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Administering antibiotic therapy at home

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 38, PAGE NO: 62JENNIFER DEAGLE, SRN, is a sister, hospital at home services, Southampton General HospitalIt is established practice in the UK to treat patients with chronic illnesses requiring intravenous antibiotics at home. Many patients with cystic fibrosis or cytomegalovirus have learnt how to mix and administer drugs while monitoring their own condition and caring for infusion lines (Kayley et al, 1996).

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