IV infusion therapy is a method of administering medication through an intravenous line. Pinnacle GI Partner Infusion Centers administer all biologic drugs such as Infliximab (Remicade, Renflexis, Inflectra) Entyvio, and Stelera. We also provide iron infusions and hydration therapy for our patients.
What to Expect
When the doctor prescribes IV therapy, you’ll go to the office or clinic for it to be administered. One or more of the medical staff will check you in and take your vitals. They will check your weight and take your temperature and blood pressure. The nurse will start the IV and prepare the medicine prescribed by the doctor. They may continue to monitor your blood pressure during the procedure. After the infusion has finished, the nurse will remove the IV and put a dressing over the site. You will be free to go home.
Depending on the exact medication being administered through the IV, it can be a lengthy process. It can take three or four hours. Be prepared with something to do. You may want to bring a book or magazine to read, puzzle books, catch up on paperwork, or bring a tablet to use while you are getting the IV infusion.