Our Infusion suite is designed with your needs in mind. The Infusion Center at Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants is an environment that inspires relaxation. If chemotherapy is part of your cancer treatment plan, you will receive your treatments in the Infusion Center at our office. Our staff of nurses, medical assistants, pharmacist and pharmacy technicians assist with your care and help make you as comfortable as possible.
The Infusion Center provides services including:
- Pre-medications (e.g., anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory)
- Chemotherapy medications
- General IV fluids
When you arrive at the Infusion Center for your first chemotherapy treatment, you’ll check in and an infusion nurse will explain what to expect during your infusion for the day. An infusion nurse will do a short assessment upon your arrival. Depending on what your medical oncologist has prescribed, you will receive pre-medications to prevent reactions and help reduce side effects. After the pre-medications, your nurse will begin administering your chemotherapy.
Our team works very hard to make you as comfortable as possible during your treatment and we offer conveniences such as:
- Reclining chairs
- Private bed area for sick patients
- Warm blankets
- Convenient bathrooms
- Coffee and Tea for patients and visitors
- Refrigerator and microwave for patient use
How is intravenous chemotherapy administered?
If you are receiving intravenous chemotherapy, the length of the infusion will depend on your specific treatment regimen, including the type and amount of drugs you are receiving. Your nurse will be able to relay that information to you during your first treatment. If your regimen changes, the timeframe may change as well.