What is Infusion Therapy?
When people become severely sick or weighed down by disease conditions, oftentimes they have difficulty swallowing. This can make seemingly simple things like eating, drinking and taking medications difficult.
Infusion Therapy – also known as IV therapy – involves administering medications intravenously. This is done by placing an IV directly into the patient’s arm. It allows for much more efficient treatment of chronic illnesses since it directly delivers medicine, antibiotics, and/or hydration into the bloodstream. As a result, there’s a higher absorption rate and you can obtain relief faster.
What to Expect:
The infusion is administered by injecting a needle attached to a small tube directly into one of the patient’s veins. This tube is connected to an IV bag containing the prescribed medication. Once attached to your vein, the solution slowly drips into your bloodstream.
The duration of each session depends on the medication being administered and your specific needs. Regardless of how long it takes, at Christie Clinic, our staff is fully committed to making sure the experience is as comfortable as possible. You’re welcome to bring a laptop, book, or magazine, and receive your infusions in a reclining chair. We provide blankets, snacks, and free Wi-Fi so you can listen to music or watch a movie on your personal device.
Our infusion center focuses on the patient experience, offering a welcoming environment. Also, costs are typically much lower at an outpatient facility than at a hospital.