IV Therapy at El Campo Memorial Hospital
Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient's condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications.
Some of the most common reasons for infusion therapy include cancer, chronic pain, dehydration, gastrointestinal (GI) problems, heart failure, immunodeficiency disorders, malnutrition, neuromuscular disorders and serious infections. Complex medical conditions like Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis can also be treated with specialty medications through infusion.
The infusion therapy always originates with a prescription order from a qualified physician who is overseeing the care of the patient. Physician’s orders for IV Therapy should be sent to the Admitting Office for pre-certification and approval from your insurance company. Note: Some Insurance and Medicare approvals may take several days.