Infusion therapy facilities across the Wasatch Front
Sometimes, patients need to receive medications as quickly as possible and are not able to wait for an oral medication to begin working. Because of this, our hospitals at MountainStar Healthcare offer access to infusion therapy services.
Our infusion therapy centers are designed to be an environment where our patients can receive personalized infusion therapy as an advanced method of treatment for cancer and many other conditions.
For more information about our infusion therapy services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line at (801) 715-4152.
What is infusion therapy?
Infusion therapy is the term used for the delivery of medications or fluids through an IV. This allows the medications or fluids to be administered directly into a vein, which is the fastest way for them to be delivered to the entire body.
Patients who require infusion therapy are often not able to receive medication orally for a variety of reasons. For example, a patient may be unable to swallow medication or their strong stomach acid levels may destroy the active ingredients in medication.
We are able to treat many conditions and diseases through infusion therapy, including:
- Crohn’s disease
- Growth hormone deficiencies
- Hyperemesis in pregnancy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Infusion therapy services we offer
Our hospitals offer a variety of infusion therapy services, including IV administration of:
- Hydration products
- Iron and blood products
- Nutritional therapies
- Pain therapies
Chemotherapy, commonly known as chemo, uses medication to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells. More than one type of chemotherapy medication may be administered at a time during cancer treatment because some drugs are more successful together. Chemotherapy can be administered in a variety of ways, but is often administered as an infusion therapy.
This method involves inserting an IV into the lower part of your arm. A more permanent catheter may be suggested to avoid continuously entering the vein for treatment. The permanent catheter may be inserted surgically into the chest area.
Additional ways to administer chemotherapy are:
- Through the mouth (oral chemotherapy)
- Through the muscles (intramuscular chemotherapy)
- Through the spine (intrathecal chemotherapy)