Infusion therapy in Hudson, Florida
In 1998, Bayonet Point Hospital opened an outpatient infusion center to provide a more convenient environment for infusion services—and we've provided quality patient care ever since. We continue to offer infusion therapy in a comfortable, home-like setting, which avoids the need for hospital admittance or an overnight stay.
For questions about our infusion services, please call our infusion center at (727) 819-2995.
At our outpatient infusion center, we have knowledgeable medical staff on-site, including a pharmacist and registered nurse infusionist. Because the infusion center is located within our hospital, patients have easy access to emergency care and physician oversight, if needed.
From hydration therapy to cancer treatment, patients come to our infusion center for a variety of services.
The following treatments are provided at our infusion center:
- Administration of intravenous (IV) antibiotics— Provided for serious infections when oral antibiotics are not an option
- Blood transfusions— Intravenous transfer of blood, or blood products, into circulation
- Chemotherapy administration— Administration of drugs to kill cancer cells and/or prevent them from spreading
- Dobutamine therapy— Administration of this drug helps the heart pump blood more effectively
- Hydration therapy— Delivery of fluids directly to the bloodstream
- Intravenous therapies— Delivery of fluids directly to a vein
- Maintenance of central lines and ports— Ensuring proper care, cleaning and dressing of central lines and ports
- Midline catheter insertion— Guidance of a catheter from a vein in your elbow to a vein in the armpit where intravenous fluids or drugs are administered
- Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion— Guidance of a catheter from a vein in the arm to a large vein in the chest where intravenous fluids or drugs are administered
- Plasmapheresis— Process of removing blood plasma, separating cells and plasma and re-administering cells back into the bloodstream
- Remicade treatment— Administration of this medication aids in treating arthritis and gastrointestinal conditions by weakening the immune system and reducing inflammation
- Subcutaneous injections— Injections administered under the skin through a short needle
- Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) therapy— Nutritional support provided through direct supply of nutrients into a vein
Our infusion center is located within our hospital next to the cardiac surgical unit. We are open seven days a week from 8:00am to 4:30pm.