What is Infusion Treatment?

Your treatment may include medication that is delivered directly into your body through a blood vessel. This is called infusion. Infusion treatments can be used for treatment of cancerous (malignant) and non-cancerous (benign) diseases.

Infusion treatments at Guthrie:

  • Chemotherapy/biotherapy
  • Prolastin
  • IM/SQ injections
  • Blood transfusions including packed red blood cells/platelets and albumin

Infusion therapies at Guthrie:

  • Tysabri
  • Remicade
  • Antibiotics
  • Hydration
  • Electrolyte replacement
  • Antiemetics
  • Iron/Ferrelecit/Infed
  • Solumedrol
  • Factor VIII

Available procedures:

  • IV immunoglobulin
  • Insertion & maintenance of PICC & midline catheters
  • Implanted central port maintenance
  • Troubleshooting of central lines for outpatients
  • Maintenance of Hickman catheters
  • Therapeutic phlebotomy

Infusion Services at Guthrie

  • Board-certified specialists: Our hematologist/oncologists have special advanced training in the care of cancerous and non-cancerous blood disorders.
  • Infusion staff: Our infusion nurses are specially trained in your care and comfort. They are available to answer questions and address concerns.
  • Infusion spaces: We have calm and comfortable infusion spaces that feature:
    • Adjustable chairs
    • Personal televisions
    • Private and semi-private rooms
    • Garden and outdoor views