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IASIS HealthFix: What is Infusion Therapy

Posted at 2:44 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 16:44:07-05

Topic: What is Infusion Therapy?

Infusion therapy refers to the delivery of medications and nutrients intravenously. When a patient has a complex or serious disease, cannot eat or keep fluids/food down, or cannot take medications orally, infusion therapy may be a good option. Jordan Valley Medical Center’s Infusion Therapy Program involves personalized care and special attention from highly trained medical professionals.

What services are included in infusion therapy?

  • Antibiotics
  • IV hydration
  • Blood transfusions
  • Iron Infusions
  • IV medication for treatment of chronic conditions
  • Chemotherapy
  • Pain management

What diseases are treated with infusion therapy?

  • Infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics
  • Cancer
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Dehydration
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and more