Inventory Management for IV Fluids

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Penn Home Infusion Team
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Last Modified: November 1, 2001


The pump and IV pole will be picked up by Penn HomeIT. All other supplies are given under a doctor's prescription and cannot be legally returned.

Storage Conditions

The IV bags do not need to be refrigerated. All other supplies should be kept in a clean and dry area. Please keep all of your infusion related supplies away from children and pets.

A Patient Care Representative will help you manage your supplies and coordinate your deliveries. This person will ask you to count your supplies on a regular basis. Your Patient Care Representative will periodically call to find out your supply count and to tell you when the next delivery of supplies will be made. If you have only one or two days of supplies remaining, please call your Patient Care Representative.

Frequency of Delivery

All intravenous fluid supplies will be delivered on a monthly basis.

In addition to the intravenous fluid supplies, your delivery may include:

  • IV tubing
  • extension sets
  • flush supplies
  • dressings (gauze pads)
  • tape
  • skin preparation supplies
  • additional IV medication as needed
  • container to dispose of needles and syringes

Safe Needle Disposal

Penn HomeIT will regularly pick up the needle container and dispose of it safely.

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