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Infusion Therapy

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Infusion Therapy Department


Services Offered

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital offers a variety of infusion therapy services and intravenous (IV) services, as well as chemotherapy and lab services. Our team delivers infusions and therapies for many different health conditions.

We can help with the treatment of:

Infusions are instrumental in supporting patients with rheumatoid arthritis, delivering specific medications that are instrumental in helping to manage this autoimmune disease. The decision to go with rheumatoid arthritis infusion therapy is often made when patients have not responded well to oral medications or when they need more rapid treatment response. Most often, these drugs include biologic DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) and JAK inhibitors (Janus kinase inhibitors, which are immune-modulating medications).

Osteoporosis IV treatment has emerged as a vital component in the battle against this degenerative bone disease. IV or infusion therapies are commonly employed to address the disease, primarily due to their effectiveness and precise treatment delivery. The most commonly administered infusion therapies for osteoporosis include bisphosphonates, denosumab and parathyroid hormone. With IV or infusion treatment, providers can ensure they deliver the exact right amount of these potent medications, which are essential for halting bone loss and reducing fracture risk in those with this disease.

Crohn’s disease infusion therapy has become a cornerstone in the management of this chronic inflammatory bowel condition. With infusion services, strong medications for Crohn’s disease can be delivered directly into the bloodstream for efficient absorption and control. IV or infusion therapies for this disease most often include biologic drugs – either anti-TNF biologics or gut-specific biologics. Drugs like these play a pivotal role in reducing inflammation and providing relief to individuals grappling with the challenges of Crohn’s disease.

Infusion services have revolutionized the treatment of ulcerative colitis, offering a direct and efficient way to combat this difficult inflammatory bowel condition. When it comes to IV therapies for this disease, biologic drugs take center stage – either anti-TNF biologics or gut-specific biologics. Ulcerative colitis IV therapy is often the treatment of choice when oral medications prove insufficient, as they deliver prompt relief from symptoms and improve the overall well-being of individuals living with the condition.

Infusion services are an important therapeutic tool when treating multiple sclerosis, delivering targeted treatment against this complex neurological condition. Multiple sclerosis infusion treatment involves the IV-administration of disease-modifying therapies that slow the progression of the disease and help patients manage its debilitating symptoms. Among the IV therapies, monoclonal antibodies take the lead, as they ensure consistent, potent and precise treatment. The choice of a multiple sclerosis IV or infusion treatment is usually driven by the need for tailored dosing and superior efficacy.

When addressing anemia, the power of IV therapies shines through as a swift and effective method for delivering vital nutrients and medications directly into the bloodstream. This approach not only corrects anemia but also tackles its root causes. Anemia infusion treatments encompass iron infusions and erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) as primary choices. It stands as an invaluable option for patients dealing with anemia, whether the condition stems from an iron deficiency or from an underlying medical condition.

IV treatment offers a direct way to replenish the immune system for patients suffering from immune deficiencies. Patients with these challenging health concerns can have a wide range of conditions, including primary immunodeficiency disorders, secondary immunodeficiency due to an underlying disease or medication or congenital agammaglobulinemia. Immune deficiency IV treatment supplies crucial immunoglobulins and boosts the body’s ability to fight infection, standing as a lifeline for those with compromised immune systems.

Several infections cannot be properly treated with oral medications due to factors like poor absorption, rapid degradation in the stomach or a need for more precise dosing. Infections that require therapeutic drug treatments via IV include tuberculosis, endocarditis, sepsis, meningitis and intra-abdominal infections like abscesses or peritonitis. In some cases, patients with infections like these may be able to better tolerate infusion treatment. In the case of a life-threatening emergency, IV therapy is indispensable, allowing for immediate initiation of treatment.

Chemotherapy infusion services are designed for patients facing various health conditions, and their necessity depends on the specific disease and treatment goals. They serve a critical role in medical intervention for cancer patients and beyond. Cancer patients often receive chemotherapy to combat the rapid growth of cancer cells. Additionally, patients with autoimmune diseases, like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, can benefit from chemotherapy to suppress an overactive immune response. Controlled infusions are administered using devices like CADD (computer-aided drug delivery) pumps, which allow for exact dosing and continuous drug delivery.

If you are currently traveling for a routine infusion treatment, ask our knowledgeable pharmacy staff if that treatment could be available close to home. Services are available by appointment. Call 218-365-8770 to schedule.