Infectious Diseases Antibiotic Program (IDAP)
The Infectious Diseases Antibiotic Program (IDAP) delivers intravenous medications in an outpatient setting to physician-referred ambulatory patients of all ages, including children. Most would otherwise be treated in the emergency room or admitted to the hospital.
IDAP specialists treat a variety of conditions, including bacterial, fungal and viral infections, non-healing wounds, dehydration, arthritis, hypogammaglobulinemia, multiple sclerosis, deep venous emboli, hemochromatosis, polycythemia, and hypertension. We use the evidence-based practices of the Infusion Nurses Society, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Greenwich Hospital.
Once-a-day infusions are given in IDAP treatment rooms located on the first floor of the Helmsley Medical Building in the main hospital. Patients who require multiple doses daily wear a portable pump and return each day to IDAP for monitoring. In addition, therapeutic phlebotomies, therapies for multiple sclerosis, and other infusions are given on a scheduled basis in our IDAP office.
The IDAP nurse will secure insurance authorizations, arrange for patient transportation to and from IDAP, educate patients and in-home caregivers, schedule appointments and tests, and be available on-call throughout the night.
IDAP is part of a continuum of care
IDAP treatment can usually begin within two hours of physician notification. Because patients may require other services in addition to IDAP, our staff works closely with a multidisciplinary team that includes experts in the fields of pharmacy, laboratory, respiratory, radiology, cardiology and physical therapy. This way patients can get the appropriate care they need quickly and conveniently.
Every day, 7am-5pm. By appointment and with physician referral.
RN on call, 5pm-7am.
Location: Helmsley Medical Building, 1st Floor, Suite 1-108