Designed with your needs in mind, our Infusion Center is a calming environment that inspires relaxation. If chemotherapy is part of your cancer treatment plan, you will receive your treatments in our Infusion Center. Our staff and nurses assist with your care and help make you as comfortable as possible.
Infusion Center services
The Infusion Center provides services including:
- Pre-medications (e.g., anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory, diphendydramine, antiemetics)
- Chemotherapy medications
- General IV fluids
- Blood products
- Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
- Pain medication
When you arrive at the Infusion Center for your first chemotherapy treatment, you’ll sign in and an infusion nurse will give you a brief tour and bring you to a chair. Our team will work to make you as comfortable as possible.
How is 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. While it can take up to six hours, an average chemotherapy infusion lasts for about 30 minutes.
An infusion nurse will do a short assessment and take your vital signs. Depending on what your medical oncologist has prescribed, you will receive pre-medications to prevent reactions and help reduce side effects. Most pre-medications take about 30 minutes, after which your nurse will begin administering your chemotherapy.