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What To Expect at Infusion Therapy

February 20, 2012 · No Comments

Conway SC infusion therapySo your doctor has talked with you and written you a prescription for you to receive infusion therapy. If you’ve not visited the infusion center you’ll want to do that prior to your arrival for Conway SC infusion therapy. Make a list of questions that pertain to your condition and be sure to ask your healthcare practitioner.

When you prepare for your first Conway SC infusion therapy be sure to follow these guidelines:

1.    Follow pre-infusion instructions. Check with your healthcare practitioner or the staff at the infusion center for any pre-infusion instructions.
2.    Drink plenty of water to be sure you are well hydrated. If you have a heart condition, kidney condition or any other health condition that prevents you from drinking large amounts of fluid, check with your healthcare practitioner for instructions on how to hydrate before your infusion procedure.
3.    Check with the infusion staff regarding any pre-medications you need to take prior to your infusion, the dose, and the best time to take the medications.
4.    Wear comfortable loose fitting clothes. Every infusion center is different, so check with yours in regard to what to expect. Wearing loose fitting clothes allows the medical staff to easily and properly monitor your vital signs.
5.    Consider wearing clothing with layers to allow for temperature control. The temperature of the infusion center may be cool or warm; also some intravenous infusions can make you feel either warm or cool. Having layers of clothing allows you the flexibility to easily control your comfort zone.
6.    Most infusion centers will provide blankets, pillows, water and coffee. Check to see what the center provides in case they do not offer something that will make you more comfortable.
7.    Do not wear any fragrance or perfume, other patients may be allergic.
8.    Bring a complete list of current medications, allergies, and emergency contact information for the infusion staff to add to your chart.

If you are scheduled to come for Conway SC infusion therapy don’t hesitate to call us at Palmetto Infusion with any questions you might have prior to your arrival.

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