What is Infusion Therapy?
Infusion delivers medicine, blood products, fluids, nutrition or other therapies directly into the bloodstream.
If you need several treatment sessions, we may place a catheter (a small, thin tube) in your upper arm and thread it all the way up to a large vein near the heart. Called a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), this line can stay in place for several weeks and prevents a new needle stick each time you visit. Your nurse can place a PICC line at the Medical Infusion Center, so you don’t need to go to another facility.
What Infusion Therapy Treats
Your doctor may order infusion therapy for:
- Autoimmune and inflammatory illnesses
- Bacterial and viral infections
- Blood disorders
- Gastrointestinal (digestive) disorders
- Neurologic conditions