Healix Infusion Care is a leading provider of infusion therapy services, and our team of experienced clinicians are experts in administering this type of treatment. We work closely with patients and their caregivers to ensure they receive the best possible care, and we are dedicated to providing the highest levels of patient safety and satisfaction.
What is infusion therapy?
Infusion therapy is the process of delivering medications or other treatments directly into the bloodstream. This type of therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including cancer, autoimmune disorders, and infections. The infusion process typically takes place over the course of several hours, and patients may require multiple infusion sessions to achieve the desired results.
What are the benefits of infusion care?
In general, the benefits of infusion therapy include faster absorption of medications, greater accuracy in dosage, reduced side effects, and improved patient comfort.
Additional benefits may include:
- The ability to administer high doses of medication or other treatments directly to the bloodstream.
- The ability to target specific areas of the body.
- The ability to avoid stomach upset from oral medications.
- The ability to more closely monitor patients during treatment.
Who is a candidate for infusion care?
Candidates for infusion therapy include patients with chronic conditions who are unable to take medication or treatments orally, or who require more aggressive treatment than is possible through oral administration. Talk with your doctor to see if infusion therapy is right for you.
What conditions can be treated with infusion care?
Infusion therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Autoimmune disorders
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Heart failure
- Neurological disorders
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
Who can administer infusion care?
Infusions are administered by specially trained healthcare providers. Infusion Nurses (RN’s), Nurse Practitioners and Medical Doctors are the providers commonly administering IV/injectable medications. In some cases, a Medical Assistants (MA) may be used to start IV’s or assist with patient treatments.
How long does infusion therapy take?
Infusion therapy usually takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours to complete, depending on the condition being treated.
Is infusion therapy safe?
Infusion therapy is generally considered to be safe, but there are a few risks associated with this type of treatment. These risks can include bleeding, bruising, and infection. Side effects of infusion therapy vary depending on the medications or treatments being administered, but can include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, these complications are rare, and infusion therapy is generally considered to be a safe and effective treatment option.
How do I prepare for infusion therapy?
Prior to an infusion treatment, you will need to provide your doctor with any recent medical history and any current medications you are taking. Prior to treatment, patients may be asked to fast for a certain period of time or abstain from drinking alcohol.
How much does infusion therapy cost?
How much your infusion therapy will cost will depend on a variety of factors, including the condition being treated, the type of medication or other treatment being administered, and your insurance coverage.
What should I expect during an infusion treatment?
You should expect minimal discomfort during an infusion treatment. You may feel a slight prick when the needle is inserted into your vein, but this should not cause any pain. You may also experience some warmth or tingling sensation around the area where the needle was inserted.
What should I do after treatment?
After an infusion treatment, you should avoid strenuous activity for several hours and drink plenty of fluids to help flush the medication through your system.