Cincinnati Children’s Home Care Pharmacy is a team of pharmacists, certified pharmacy technicians and customer service representatives with vast pediatric experience with patients in hospital, ambulatory and home care settings. The pharmacy team works with Home Health and StarShine Hospice nurses and therapists to provide infusions, sterile bladder irrigations and specialty products to patients at home. Our compounding personnel are educated and trained to perform sterile medication preparation in our state-of-the-art pharmacy to provide quality, safe products for home use.ome
What to Expect
When your child is a patient with Home Care Services, a pharmacist, a certified pharmacy technician or a customer service representative will contact you to arrange for delivery of medications and necessary supplies. The day before you need additional medication, you will be contacted before noon to discuss the prescriptions needed and make delivery arrangements. Medications and supplies are delivered, usually on the same day, to your home.
To prevent therapeutic duplications, drug interactions, and to become acquainted with your child’s medical history, Home Care Pharmacy staff will contact you to ask:
- If you have questions about your child’s therapy.
- For a complete listing of all of the medications that your child is taking.
Home Care Pharmacy Services
Sometimes an illness or surgery will make it difficult to eat enough food or even any food. When nutritional needs are not being met by food eaten by mouth, nutrition can be received by other pathways.
Enteral therapy is a liquid nutritional supplement prescribed by physicians. It is given by a feeding tube to meet a patient’s exact nutritional needs. Enteral therapy is available through Home Care Services Pharmacy with the goal of meeting your child’s prescribed nutritional needs and delivery method.
There are several types of feeding tubes. The most common are:
- Nasal tube − inserted through the nose and down into the stomach or intestine
- Gastric tube − inserted through a small incision in the abdomen and into the stomach
- Jejunostomy tube − surgically inserted in the upper section of the small intestine
Hemophilia is an inherited disease that prevents the blood from clotting properly. Individuals with hemophilia have a deficiency of a blood protein, also called a “clotting factor,” that is necessary to clot the blood and stop bleeding. Our Factor Program works closely with Cincinnati Children’s Hemophilia Treatment Center to allow patients to receive their factor medications at home.
Home Care Pharmacy can provide factor to patients who receive care at Cincinnati Children's Hemophilia Treatment Center and are living in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
- Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents with Children with Hemophilia
- Hemophilia Alliance
- Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation
- FAMOHIO Inc.
- Camp Joy
Infusion therapy includes professional services as well as medications, supplies and equipment needed to administer infusion drug therapies safely and effectively in the home.
- Antibiotics / antifungals
- Colony-stimulated factors
- Post-transplant supportive care
Home Care Pharmacy Equipment
Home Care Pharmacy will deliver medications and supplies right to your door so you can self-manage in the comfort of your own home.
Contact the Home Care Pharmacy
Home Care pharmacists are available to answer your questions at any time.
The Home Care Pharmacy is open 8:30 am-5 pm Monday through Friday.
After regular business hours and on holidays, a pharmacist is available on call for questions and supply or equipment issues. Page the pharmacist through the Cincinnati Children’s operator at 513-636-4663 (HOME), option 3, and ask for the Home Care pharmacist on call.