Why should I go to PURE Infusion Suites when my hospital offers infusion services?
Getting your infusion at one of our private infusion centers offers significant advantages over the hospital. For one, our facilities are focused exclusively on infusions — this means that every physician, nurse, and other staff member has the expertise to guide you through all aspects of your treatment. Going to one of our dedicated infusion centers means less hassle in parking, and not having to navigate through a complex, multi-building hospital to get to your treatment location.
More important, stand-alone infusion center costs are significantly lower than the same treatment provided at a hospital, and with most insurance providers also have a much lower copay — this saves you thousands of dollars every year.
What is an infusion?
An infusion is a method of delivery of medications and fluids through a vein.
Who administers my infusion treatment?
An RN administers the treatment.
How long will it take to receive my infusion?
It depends on what drug/therapy is being infused and how well the patient tolerates it. Most infusion appointments will require 1-2 hours to complete. Please call or email for specific information about your treatment.
Can I bring anyone to my appointment?
Yes. Most of our suites are large enough to allow guests to sit with you during your treatment. They are also always welcome to wait in our waiting room. It is always recommended to have someone else drive you to and from your first few appointments until you know how well you tolerate your treatment.
What can I expect at my appointment?
You can expect to come into the office and check-in at the front desk. They will verify your insurance info, collect a co-pay if indicated and verify that all of your paperwork is completed/up-to-date. You will then be taken back to the infusion suite when the nurse is ready to begin your infusion. The RN will start with an assessment to include checking your vitals, reviewing your current medications, and noting any changes since your previous appointment or establishing a baseline if you are a new patient. The RN will also provide teaching about your infusion for new patients. The RN will then start your IV and administer any premeds as ordered, then start the infusion of your medication. Vitals will be checked periodically during the infusion, and once your infusion is complete. You will be observed for 30 minutes after your infusion during which time a saline flush will be administered. After one more set of vitals are taken, you will be discharged with verbal or written instructions as appropriate providing that there haven’t been any complications or reactions. You will also be scheduled for your next infusion before you leave the infusion suite.
What should I wear to my infusion?
You can wear anything you would like, but we recommend comfortable clothing and request that you wear clothing that allows easy access to arms so that we can start your IV without complication. Avoid sleeves that are too tight as they may restrict the flow of your IV. If you have a mediport, you will want to wear a button-up shirt or a shirt with a v-neck or lower neckline so that we can easily access your port.
What can I do during my appointment?
During your appointment, you may watch one of our TV’s, utilize our free WiFi to enjoy on your own device (cell phone, laptop, tablet), read, sleep, color, etc. We provide earplugs at all of our infusion suites for those that prefer a quiet environment. We also have pillows and blankets on hand for comfort, but feel free to bring your own if you wish.
Will I be allowed to eat during my infusion?
You may eat during your infusion, but we do request that you avoid bringing in smelly foods as the infusion suite is a shared space and we want to be sensitive to other patients that may not feel well. We do have a refrigerator and a microwave on site and we are more than happy to heat up your food for you or keep it chilled until you are ready to consume it.