Intravenous Therapy

Infusion Pumps

IV Antibiotics

Pain Management

Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)

Hydration

 

 

Intravenous Therapy
Our infusion department in association with the Haldimand-Norfolk CCAC and Oxford CCAC, provides multiple services that allow people to receive various supportive treatments in their home. We have Gemstar Infusion Pumps, IV tubing, and all other supplies needed for home IV therapy.


Infusion Pumps
Gemstar portable pumps deliver an exact prescribed dose of injectable drug over time. The pump can be worn in a small fanny pack while you continue with your daily activities. People who need IV medications can stay in the comfort of their home instead of a hospital. We offer this service throughout the Haldimand-Norfolk and Oxford Counties. Back to top


IV Antibiotics
Not all antibiotics are available as a pill. Furthermore, some severe infections are better treated with IV antibiotics. We prepare antibiotics in IV bags and program the portable pump to inject your doses when exactly needed. There is no need to connect and disconnect tubing after each dose, or be tied to an IV pole during the day. Back to top


Pain Management
This is most commonly used in palliative care of cancer patients. When people can no longer swallow tablets or have a very high level of pain, injectable pain medication is preferred. We can prepare IV bags of pain medication that can be connected to a portable pump. These pumps deliver a continuous amount of pain medication and allow the patient to press a button to deliver an extra dose when needed. These pumps are locked to prevent any tampering with the program. Back to top


Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
TPN is an intravenous form of food. People who can not swallow or are not allowed to eat food need TPN to live. We prepare IV bags that contain a source of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals. Back to top

Hydration
Hydration is a type of treatment where we replace fluids and electrolytes by IV infusion. This is needed in people who have lost body fluids due to excessive vomiting or diarrhea. People who become too sick to eat or drink enough also need this treatment at times. Back to top