INFUSION TREATMENTS FOR PATIENTS IN A SAFE, COMFORTABLE AND COMPASSIONATE ENVIRONMENT
The patient experience is taken very seriously at Contemporary Infusions, and we strive with great care to provide both a comfortable setting and an exceptionally high level of clinical expertise for patients in need of infusion treatments. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, skilled doctors and nurses, a spa-like setting and thoughtful personal touches during and after procedures are what makes Contemporary Infusions a place we would want our own family members to go for infusion treatments.
WHAT ARE INFUSION (IV) TREATMENTS?
Infusion treatments, also known as infusion therapies or intravenous (IV) therapies, involve the administration of fluids, medications, or other substances directly into a patient’s bloodstream through a vein. This method allows for rapid absorption and distribution of the substances throughout the body.
Infusion treatments can serve various purposes, including:
1. Medication Administration: Many medications, such as antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs, pain relievers, immunosuppressants, and biologic therapies, are delivered through infusion. This method ensures precise dosing and immediate availability of the medication in the bloodstream.
2. Fluid Replacement: Infusion treatments are commonly used to provide fluids, electrolytes, and nutrients to patients who are dehydrated, malnourished, or unable to consume adequate amounts orally.
3. Blood Transfusion: Infusion therapy is utilized for transfusing blood or blood products, such as red blood cells, platelets, or plasma, into individuals who have experienced significant blood loss, have low blood counts, or require specialized components.
4. Immunoglobulin Therapy: Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a form of infusion therapy that involves the administration of antibodies to boost the immune system. It is often used in the treatment of immune deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, and certain neurological conditions.
5. Chelation Therapy: Chelation therapy involves the infusion of chelating agents, such as EDTA, to remove heavy metals (e.g., lead, mercury) from the body. This treatment is primarily used for metal poisoning or certain medical conditions.
6. Intravenous Fluids for Hydration: In certain situations, such as severe vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive sweating, intravenous fluids are administered to restore hydration and electrolyte balance quickly.
Infusion treatments are typically administered in hospitals, clinics, infusion centers, or sometimes even at home under medical supervision. The specific infusion protocol, duration, and frequency depend on the condition being treated and the substances being infused. It is important to note that infusion treatments should always be carried out under the guidance of qualified healthcare professionals to ensure safety and effectiveness.