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Guidelines to Follow Prior to Infusion Therapy

January 23, 2014 · No Comments

Palmetto Infusion provides infusion services to people on an outpatient basis. For individuals requiring long-term infusion therapy, this is a more convenient way to receive your treatments. If your doctor has requested you receive infusion therapy, we’re here to help.

Greenville SC infusion therapyIf this is the first time you’ve needed infusion therapy, our Greenville SC infusion therapy clinic is open for you to visit prior to your arrival as a patient. You can be assured that our infusion nurses have special training, education, and expertise in the administration of drugs and biologics via infusion.

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

1. Follow pre-infusion instructions. Check with your health care provider or the staff at the infusion center for any instructions to follow prior to your infusion.

2. Drink plenty of water so that 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 health care provider 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 clothing. Wearing loose fitting clothing allows our medical staff to easily and properly monitor your vital signs.

comfortable Greenville SC infusion therapy5. Consider wearing layers of clothing 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 on allows you the flexibility to easily control your own comfort zone.

6. Most infusion centers will provide blankets, pillows, water and coffee. Check to see what our center provides ahead of time in case we 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 Greenville SC infusion therapy don’t hesitate to call us at Palmetto Infusion (800-370-4140) with any questions you might have prior to your arrival.

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