1. Goodwin, Diane D. BN
  2. Hanson, Judith C. BN, MN
  3. Berry, Cathy P. BScN, MN


This article describes the Calgary Health Region Home Parenteral Therapy Program (HPTP), which has successfully shifted infusion therapies such as anti-infectives, analgesics, hydration, vasodilators, glucocorticoids, and iron-chelating agents from the hospital to patients' homes. Particular attention is given to the parenteral administration of anti-infectives, which currently accounts for more than 95% of program adult therapy days.