Infusion therapy allows patients to safely receive medication through a catheter, a flexible tube that’s placed in a vein or just under the skin. Typically, “infusion therapy” means that a drug is given intravenously (through a vein), but it can also include fluid replacements, blood transfusions, chemotherapy and antibiotics. It is often prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it can’t be treated effectively by medications taken by mouth.
We understand how important it is to be close to the people you love when faced with a health issue. That’s why East Morgan County Hospital offers intravenous (IV) therapies right here close to home, provided by visiting oncologists.
Intravenous administration of medications and nutrition is sometimes necessary in the treatment of many chronic and severe conditions, including arthritis, cancer, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis and osteoporosis. It is a safe alternative when medications can’t be taken by mouth.
A specially trained nurse will insert a flexible tube (catheter) into a vein or just under your skin at your infusion site – usually your arm or chest.
For patients with out-of-town oncologists, our chemotherapy certified nurses can work directly with your physician to provide appropriate treatment in our warm and caring environment.
When patients require more advanced diagnostic, surgical or non-surgical cancer care, East Morgan County Hospital works with either North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley or the David Walsh Cancer Center in Sterling.