Our Infusion Center specializes in delivering medications to patients intravenously. Our highly trained staff meticulously follows accepted protocols and your individual treatment plan
Your Nursing Team
The training and qualifications of our nursing staff meet and exceed national standards. In addition to regular nursing licensure, each of our nurses holds a chemotherapy provider card from the Oncology Nursing Society. National rules say the provider card must be renewed every two years. At BAH, however, every nurse who administers chemotherapy is required to demonstrate competency every year. In addition, advanced certifications in infusion and vascular access go beyond national standards to help assure you the best treatment possible.
Serious About Safety
Our staff is dedicated to exceeding national standards for patient safety. Special safety measures include:
- We follow a strict procedure to make sure the nurse preparing your medication won’t be interrupted or distracted.
- A second nurse checks each infusion before it is turned on.
- Nurses are intensely focused on your wellbeing throughout each treatment. If you develop a reaction to a medication, nurses respond immediately.
- Patients with special medical needs are given particular attention. If a patient’s blood has a low white-cell count (neutropenia), the patient may be placed in a “Neutrapenic Precautions Room” to protect against infections. A patient with an infectious disease is likewise separated from others.
A cheery place
Though our staff is intensely serious about your health and safety, the Infusion Center’s atmosphere is welcoming and fun. We like to say: “It’s just like Cheers here. Everybody knows your name!”
We love celebrations. Our staff organizes impromptu parties and games of Charades. We’ve had visits from a high school dance team and even karaoke. We encourage your friends and family to visit and provide support.
In this spontaneous, friendly environment, many of our patients form long-term bonds with their nurses.