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History of Infusion

  •  - 1492

    Renaissance Period

    The first transfusion through accessing a vein for blood is believed to have been attempted.

  •  - 1656

    Sir Christopher Wren, the famed architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, performed an intravenous injection into dogs using a quill and bladder. Wren is known as the father of modern intravenous (IV) therapy.

    1656

  •  - 1665

    An animal near death from loss of blood was saved by physician Richard Lower with the infusion of blood from another animal.

    1665

  •  - 1667

    A 15-year-old Parisian boy was the first human to receive a transfusion successfully from lamb’s blood, injected by Jean Baptiste Denis, physician to Louis XIV.

    1667

  •  - 1687

    By an edict of church and parliament, animal-to- human transfusions were prohibited in Europe. Nearly 150 years passed before serious attempts were made again to inject blood into people.

  •  - 1818

    James Blundell, an English obstetrician, revived the idea of transfusion using human blood, saving the lives of many women threatened by hemorrhage during childbirth.

    1818

  •  - 1832

    Dr. Thomas Latta pioneers the saline solution drip to help cholera patients through intravenous injection.

    1832

  •  - Middle to Late 19th Century

    Increased knowledge of bacteriology, pharmacology, and pathology led to new approaches in infusions.

  •  - 1896

    The H. Wulfing Luer Company of France developed the Luer connection, allowing the head of a hypodermic needle to be easily attached and detached from a glass syringe. This connection is still used today to attach various pieces in an IV line, allowing practitioners to change IV bags, add additional drip lines, and attached the IV tubing to the needle with minimal discomfort to the patient.

  •  - 1900

    Dr. Karl Landsteiner proved that not all human blood is alike.

    1900

  •  - 20th Century

    IV therapy advanced rapidly for blood transfusions, parenteral fluids, and parenteral nutrition. Nurses became skilled in both administering and monitoring infusions.

  •  - 1935

    Slow drip, a continuous method of transfusion was published by two English physicians.

  •  - 1940

    A nurse was assigned as IV Therapist at Mass General Hospital, a prerequisite to perform venipuncture successfully.

    1940

  •  - 1950s

    Infusion therapy was widely available in hospitals across the country.

    1950s

  •  - 1960

    The peripherally inserted catheter lines were introduced in intensive care areas.

    1960

  •  - 1964

    The first disposable intravenous catheter was introduced by Deseret.

     

  •  - 1970

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for IV therapy were published.

    1970

  •  - 1972

    The American Association of IV Nurses was organized.

  •  - Pre-1980

    Patients receiving infusion therapy had to remain in the inpatient setting for the duration of their therapy.

  •  - 1980s

    First computerized ambulatory pump invented.

    1980

  •  - 1989

    healix

    Healix was founded to provide expert management services to enable outpatient infusion therapy that delivers the overall peace of mind that patients and their providers need.

  •  - 1993

    Healix develops a program for infusion services in the physician office outpatient setting, allowing the physician to treat patients under their direct supervision for optimal patient care and clinical outcomes.

    1993

  •  - 2019

    Healix celebrates 30 years as the nation’s leader in providing physician office-based infusion services.

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"Establishing a relationship with Healix has allowed us to provide our patients with outstanding care while being able to control the clinical situation and achieve the best possible outcomes."

Andrew Krinsky, MD

Infectious Diseases Associates, Sarasota, Florida

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2019-04-10T09:58:14-05:00
Andrew Krinsky, MD

Infectious Diseases Associates, Sarasota, Florida

"Establishing a relationship with Healix has allowed us to provide our patients with outstanding care while being able to control the clinical situation and achieve the best possible outcomes."
“The Healix team has set the bar for professionalism, knowledge of the industry, and customer service that other companies typically fail to meet. Healix has made it a fun, effortless, and significant clinical enhancement for our patients!”

Pam Hamby

Infusion Program Director, The Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Center Offices in Tennessee, Kentucky, & Georgia

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2019-04-11T08:12:34-05:00
Pam Hamby

Infusion Program Director, The Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Center Offices in Tennessee, Kentucky, & Georgia

“The Healix team has set the bar for professionalism, knowledge of the industry, and customer service that other companies typically fail to meet. Healix has made it a fun, effortless, and significant clinical enhancement for our patients!”
“Our practice has now partnered with Healix for over 15 years to provide in-office infusion services to our patients. Healix had made this process seamless and efficient, resulting in outstanding patient care and many satisfied patients. Their nurses and support staff are well trained and professional and a pleasure to work with. It has added a valuable service line to our practice.”

Timothy Ritter, MD

Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, Dallas, Texas

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2019-04-11T08:13:15-05:00
Timothy Ritter, MD

Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, Dallas, Texas

“Our practice has now partnered with Healix for over 15 years to provide in-office infusion services to our patients. Healix had made this process seamless and efficient, resulting in outstanding patient care and many satisfied patients. Their nurses and support staff are well trained and professional and a pleasure to work with. It has added a valuable service line to our practice.”
“The Healix infusion business model works. Our collaborative team of physicians, an infusion nurse, and a clinical pharmacy hotline allows for real-time feedback and course correction if necessary. Healix has turned this small clinic into a real service for the community.”

Philip Blum, MD

MHS Physicians of Texas, Houston, Texas

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2019-04-11T08:13:50-05:00
Philip Blum, MD

MHS Physicians of Texas, Houston, Texas

“The Healix infusion business model works. Our collaborative team of physicians, an infusion nurse, and a clinical pharmacy hotline allows for real-time feedback and course correction if necessary. Healix has turned this small clinic into a real service for the community.”
"At Healix we all work together as a team to make it a great place to work for. For the past 10 months, I have really enjoyed working with a talented group of individuals that help one another out. The executive team does a great job of communicating and most importantly listening to all of the feedback employees have! The cohesiveness in teamwork among all of the departments are all reflections of what Healix is all about in achieving the mission and vision of the company. I take pride in working for a prominent company that establishes great relationships on all levels!"

Vanessa Brown

Nursing Department Staffing Manager

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2019-06-24T15:03:10-05:00
Vanessa Brown

Nursing Department Staffing Manager

"At Healix we all work together as a team to make it a great place to work for. For the past 10 months, I have really enjoyed working with a talented group of individuals that help one another out. The executive team does a great job of communicating and most importantly listening to all of the feedback employees have! The cohesiveness in teamwork among all of the departments are all reflections of what Healix is all about in achieving the mission and vision of the company. I take pride in working for a prominent company that establishes great relationships on all levels!"
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