The Cancer Center of East Alabama provides infusion services to care for patients with cancer and other chronic conditions that require intravenous treatments, injections, and blood transfusions. The staff includes a dedicated team of registered nurses and certified oncology nurses who work collaboratively with patients, families, physicians and support staff to provide treatments and procedures in a caring, respectful and compassionate manner. Our highly trained infusion nurses are experienced in infusion services, certified in chemotherapy administration and available to provide information and answer questions. Because the infusion room is located within the Cancer Center, infusion patients have immediate access to an oncologist, if needed.
Each patient receives individualized education regarding his/her treatment, possible side effects and adverse reactions, and expected outcomes. The registered nurse monitors the patient throughout treatment. Upon completion of therapy, patients are provided discharge instructions and a follow-up appointment as indicated. The patient may also receive a referral to an oncology social worker or dietitian if needed. The social worker assesses the patient and plans interventions related to patient and family needs and behaviors. The dietitian performs a comprehensive nutritional assessment and provides education and some nutritional supplements as ordered by the patient’s physician.
An on-site pharmacist provides consultative services to physicians and nurses. Due to the complexity of the medications protocols used, the pharmacist helps to ensure the proper utilization of these medications and the management of any complications secondary to therapy.Cancer Center infusion services include
The Infusion Center is equipped with 20 comfortable recliners, multiple triple infusion pumps, and a small number of ambulatory pumps in a communal area. We provide portable DVD players and a DVD library, and offer free wireless internet access to make passing the time more enjoyable while you are receiving treatment. Patients may also bring their personal laptops, DVDs and CD or MP3 players.