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 Banner Desert Medical Center offers intravenous (IV) therapies right here close to home.
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.
Outpatient Infusion therapy is provided at by a team of highly skilled professionals including nurses, physicians and pharmacists.