IV Drug Infusion FAQs (cont.)
Maureen Welker, MSN, NPc, CCRN
Maureen Welker received a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and also obtained a Public Health Nurse Certification. There she served as Vice President of the Graduate Nurses Association, at CSULB and also served as President of the Graduate Nurses Association. Ms. Welker is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and is currently on staff at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- How do I prepare for the infusion?
- What are some things I can do to pass the time while receiving therapy?
- What happens during and after the infusion?
- What are some of the conditions that are treated with an IV drug infusion?
What are some of the conditions that are treated with an IV drug infusion?
Examples of conditions treated with IV infusion include:
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Behcet's disease
- Common variable immunodeficiency
- Crohn's disease
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Ulcerative colitis
- Wegener's granulomatosis
Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine
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