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Fulton County Medical Center

IV Infusion

 

At Fulton County Medical Center, IV therapies are used after a comprehensive evaluation performed by one of our highly trained physicians to determine the need or type of therapy to be administered. Our staff undergo extensive training and are overseen by physicians throughout your personalized care plan, from blood testing to injectable medication. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in our McConnellsburg clinic.

Treatment

IV infusions are a reliable way of transferring important nutrients and medications into our patients quickly and easily, alleviating pain and other symptoms faster than oral or topical treatments. Fulton County Medical Center offers several types of IV treatments in our office to accommodate the unique needs of each patient.

Hydration therapy

When patients are gravely ill or injured, hydration therapy can quickly re-introduce vital fluids with nutrients including electrolytes, minerals, or amino acids for dehydrated patients or those who can’t digest food and water independently.

Injectable medications

Injectable medications can be added to IV fluids to maintain a consistent dosage even while administering hydration therapy. Medications can include any form of injectable, from diabetes prescriptions to migraine treatments to antipsychotics.

Blood transfusions

When patients have lost large amounts of blood, an IV is used to replace the lost blood with a donated substitute.

Infusion therapy

Infusion therapies administered through IV can carry medications as well as natural supplements that relieve pain or improve red blood cell health. Our clinic can provide the following:

  • Antibiotics
  • Iron products
  • Magnesium
  • Arthritis medications
  • IVIG

Procedures

Based on the treatment and each patient’s health needs, we can administer the IV fluids using different procedures for comfort and precision.

Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC)

A peripherally inserted central catheter is a thin, soft, flexible tube for IV administration inserted into a vein on the upper arm. Most patients feel little discomfort while wearing a PICC, although a topical numbing agent can be used if needed. Once inserted and secured, it’s possible to move and use your arm normally until treatment is complete.

Insertion of midline catheters

A midline catheter is used for veins larger than those used in a normal IV therapy treatment. These are most often used for chemotherapy drugs or older patients with limited access to veins or specific health conditions.

Phlebotomy from central lines

Blood tests are a common method of diagnosing health issues in any part of the body. When patients need blood tests for medical diagnoses, Fulton County Medical Center can help phlebotomists draw enough blood via a central IV line to send away for lab testing.

Maintenance of vascular access devices

Vascular access devices (VADs) are typically the ports or catheters used to allow frequent access to the veins for patients who get regular IV therapy or medication. Our staff can help patients keep these areas clean and clear for safe and continued use throughout their treatment.