Our spacious, relaxing infusion suite, features wall-to-wall windows and is staffed by the highest quality infusion nurses. We offer an array of infusion therapy options at Integrated Neurology Services. If you have questions about an IV treatment–ask us!
Starting January 2017, some insurance companies will require patients to seek intravenous treatment outside of a hospital setting due to high costs. Integrated Neurology Services is happy to provide above-quality care for patients seeking IV therapy. If you are looking for a new IV clinic, please contact us at 703-313-9111.
What is The Infusion Suite?
The Infusion Suite is an outpatient medical office that provides infusion services in a convenient and personal setting. The Infusion Suite is supervised by our highly qualified trained medical team who coordinates care with doctors and pharmacies, performs pre-authorizations, and anything else that is required to provide treatment.
All our infusion centers are equipped with reclining chairs, state of the art infusion pumps, televisions, and wireless internet. Patients also have access to refrigerators and microwaves.
- A few of our treatments include:
- Infusions are administered by certified intravenous nurses.
- Prior to receiving IV treatment, all patients are evaluated by our clinical team for proper medication dosing and interactions with outstanding conditions.
- All nurses are trained to monitor vitals and to observe for potential side effects.
- Lab services are available if requested by referring physician.
All major insurances are accepted.
Weekend hours are offered two weekends a month.
Read through some commonly asked questions about our infusion suite service. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask us!
What is an infusion?
An infusion is a method of delivery for medications and fluids through a vein.
Who administers my infusion treatment?
An RN administers the treatment.
Where can I go for my infusions?
Hospitals, private infusion clinics, and at home. These all have varying costs and pros/cons such as level of comfort, privacy, safety, etc.
Will my doctor be at my infusion?
An INS MD will be in the building M-Th, 0800-4:30, so if your infusion is taking place during this time, there will be a doctor in the building. Keep in mind that it may not be your prescribing doctor and if you would like to see a physician, it is best to schedule an appointment with them. If your prescribing MD is not an INS physician, then they will not be present for your infusions.
How long will it take to receive my infusion?
It depends on what drug/therapy is being infused and how well the patient tolerates it.
Can I bring anyone to my appointment?
Yes, but depending on how busy the infusion suite is, they may or may not be able to sit with you during your treatment. They are always welcome to wait in our waiting room, however. It is always recommended to have someone else drive you to and from your first few appointments until you know how well you tolerate your treatment.
What can I expect at my appointment?
You can expect to come into the office and check-in with the front desk. They will verify your insurance info, collect a co-pay if indicated and verify that all of your paperwork is completed/up-to-date. You will then be taken back to the infusion suite when the nurse is ready to begin your infusion. The RN will start with an assessment to include checking your vitals, reviewing your current medications, and noting any changes since your previous appointment or establishing a baseline if you are a new patient. The RN will also provide teaching about your infusion for new patients. The RN will then start your IV and administer any premeds as ordered, then start the infusion of your medication. Vitals will be checked periodically during the infusion, and once your infusion is complete. You will be observed for 30 minutes after your infusion during which time a saline flush will be administered. After one more set of vitals are taken, you will be discharged with verbal or written instructions as appropriate providing that there haven’t been any complications or reactions. You will also be scheduled for your next infusion before you leave the infusion suite.
What should I wear to my infusion?
You can wear anything you would like, but we recommend comfortable clothing and request that you wear clothing that allows easy access to arms so that we can start your IV without complication. Avoid sleeves that are too tight as they may restrict the flow of your IV. If you have a mediport, you will want to wear a button-up shirt or a shirt with a v-neck or lower neckline so that we can easily access your port.
What can I do during my appointment?
During your appointment, you may watch one of our TV’s, utilize our free WiFi to enjoy on your own device (cell phone, laptop, tablet), read, sleep, color, etc. Please do remember that our infusion suite is a shared space so we kindly request that you limit cell phone calls to short, essential calls (coordinating rides or urgent matters only), and please use headphones for music/movies/games etc. (We have a few loaner pairs in case you forget yours). We also provide earplugs at all of our infusion suites for those that prefer a quiet environment. We also have pillows and blankets on hand for comfort, but feel free to bring your own if you wish.
Will I be allowed to eat during my infusion?
You may eat during your infusion, but we do request that you avoid bringing in odoriferous foods as the infusion suite is a shared space and we want to be sensitive to other patients that may not feel well. We do have a refrigerator and a microwave on site and we are more than happy to heat up your food for you or keep it chilled until you are ready to consume it.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us!