What is Infusion Therapy?
Infusion Therapy is administering medications or other treatments intravenously (through a vein). Infusion therapy is typically used when a patient cannot take medication orally or when an IV treatment is more effective.
In treating chronic illnesses, infusion therapy tends to be more efficient since it delivers medicine, antibiotics, and/or hydration directly into the bloodstream, which means it is absorbed faster. Commonly, infusion therapy is used to treat cancer, autoimmune disorders, congestive heart failure, dehydration, infections, pain, etc.
At Teton Valley Health Care we do more than just “infuse” you
At Teton Valley Health Care, we do more than administer an infusion. Our nursing team will be there to support you every step of the way. We will help verify your order is correct, work with insurance to guarantee coverage, schedule you, and be a consistent friendly face for you during what can sometimes be lifelong treatment.
We offer infusion appointments Monday through Saturday. Call (208) 354-2383 to schedule.
We accept infusion orders from our local and in-house providers, as well as providers and specialists nationwide.
What Types Of Services We Offer?
Infusion treatments are provided in a quiet, comfortable setting located inside the hospital. Our comprehensive infusion therapy services include:
- Osteoporosis injections and infusions
- Iron deficiency infusions
- IV Hydration
- Antibiotic treatments
- Rabies vaccines
- Immune globulin
- Blood product transfusions
- Autoimmune disorder biologic infusions (Multiple sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and many more)
- Many more special-order therapies
- We are always willing to add in new therapies for our patients
Our nursing team will do everything we can to make this the most comfortable experience for you. You can bring your laptop, a book or magazine, and receive your infusions in a reclining chair. We provide warm blankets, water, snacks, and free Wi-Fi, and you can listen to music or watch a movie.
Prior to starting your infusion therapy, our team will review your prescribed medication and discuss possible side effects with you. While rare, and depending on the medication being administered, some side effects may include:
- Muscle stiffness
- Itchiness at the injection site
Other risks include infection at the injection site where the IV needle is inserted. The needle could also become dislodged, causing the solution to enter the surrounding tissues. To lower these risks, each infusion is monitored closely by our dedicated infusion therapy team.
A provider’s order is required to begin infusions. If you do not have a current provider, please contact our clinic to make an appointment.
To get started on becoming an infusion patient, call our infusion nurses line at (208) 354-2383. If they are with a patient and unavailable, leave a message and they will be back with you by the end of the day.