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IV Drug Infusion FAQs (cont.)

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What happens during and after the infusion?

  • Ask questions and notify the staff immediately if you are not feeling "right" or have a concern.
  • Consider talking with someone in the Infusion Center receiving treatment. They may have some advice about their health condition that will help you. You may meet a new friend.
  • After your infusion is completed, ask for any important post infusion instructions.
  • You may need to take post-infusion medications. Check with your healthcare practitioner or the infusion staff for detailed instructions.
  • A dressing will be placed in the area where your infusion was done. This dressing should be kept in place for at least 30 minutes or longer. If you are on a blood thinner, leave the dressing in place longer to avoid any bleeding. Check with the staff at the Infusion Center in regard to the length of time necessary to keep the dressing in place.
  • If you have an allergy to tape, inform the infusion staff (advise them of all allergies).
  • Obtain a phone number to call in the event that you have any questions or possible side effects to the medication you receive (such as a fever or rash) after your infusion has been completed.

Be confident that you are receiving excellent care!

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/12/2014

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