Infusion Therapy

What is Infusion Therapy?

Infusion services is an outpatient service involving the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It can range from the administration of IV antibiotics to injections to iron infusions, chemotherapy and it also includes other services such as port flushes. Infusion therapy is also provided to patients for treating a wide assortment of often chronic and sometimes rare diseases for which specialty infusion medications are effective.

Why is it Beneficial to have this Service in One Location?

The service covers all of southern Illinois and enables patients to receive these monthly and daily administrations with as little difficulty as possible. Patients can come in for treatment and go home the same day with their families without having to check into the emergency department. Because infusion therapy is contained in one department, patients who are in regular need of our services have continuity of care. Our staff has the opportunity to get to know the patient and their specific needs.

Infusion Therapy Services Offered

  • Anticoagulants
  • Antivirals
  • Blood Product Administration
  • IV (Port) Catheter Care/Maintenance
  • Hydration Therapy
  • Immune Globulin (IVIG)
  • Iron Therapy
  • Intramuscular & Subcutaneous Injections
  • IV Antibiotics
  • Phlebotomy
  • PICC Placement
  • Prolastin/Aralast
  • Remicade
  • Solumedrol
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition
  • Tysabri upon
  • Certification Completion

Common Conditions Treated

Infusion therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Cancer and Cancer-related Pain
  • Dehydration
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Immune Deficiencies
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

The major infusion therapies are IV antibiotics which are prescribed for infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics. Diagnosis primarily utilizing IV antibiotics include:

  • Cellulitis
  • Sepsis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Sinusitis