IV Infusion Therapy in Phoenix, AZ
Infusion therapy is the delivery of medication through a needle or catheter. Infusion therapy may be used when a patient’s condition is severe and unresponsive, or when the administration of oral medication is ineffective in treating the condition.
Who is a Candidate for IV Infusion Therapy?
This type of treatment may be required for patients suffering from the following conditions:
- Gastrointestinal conditions
- Congestive heart failure
- Heart failure
Learn more about IV Therapy
Infusion therapy does not always involve intravenous drug administration. Depending on the type and severity of a condition, infusion therapy may refer to intramuscular or epidural injections. The solution administered during treatment may contain nutrients, antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs or other medications. A doctor customizes the infusion-therapy program based on each patient’s condition.
In the past, patients undergoing infusion therapy were required to stay in an inpatient facility throughout the process, making treatment costly and time-consuming. Infusion therapy is now given at home, or in a hospice or other convenient setting, eliminating the need for travel or an extended hospital stay. A patient can wear a portable infusion pump to self-deliver medications. Even when infusion therapy is given at home, the patient must be monitored by a doctor.