At the UPMC Hanover Infusion Center, infusion nurses administer blood, blood products, intravenous fluids, antibiotics and other medications, including chemotherapy, that can be given by intravenous (IV) infusion or injection.
We are located on the 3rd Floor of UPMC Hanover.
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UPMC Hanover offers a 12-bed infusion center with comfortable reclining chairs or beds for your comfort. Our experienced nurses are focused on providing your care within our center. Our infusion center also offers warm blankets, pillows, personal televisions with cable TV and wireless connection for those individuals who wish to bring wireless devices. Beverages and snacks are provided at no cost. Our cafeteria is just a short walk if you desire something more substantial during your infusion.
The Outpatient Infusion Center is able to provide services to people requiring intravenous infusions, blood and platelet infusions, injections, chemotherapy, central line dressing changes and central line lab collections and PICC line insertions.
Upon arrival at the hospital, all outpatient infusion patients must visit Patient Registration in the Visitors Lobby before attending their infusion appointment. Our infusion center is located on the third floor. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment and stop at the registration desk on the main floor to register. Use elevators 5 & 6 to get to the third floor and follow the signs to the Outpatient Infusion Center. The IV Infusion Center is near the Pediatrics Department. Use the Infusion Center Entrance, and call on the phone located on the table inside the waiting area to inform the staff you have arrived. We make every effort to start your appointment on time.
We will perform a basic physical assessment, and your doctor or the hospitalist attending to you will discuss the possible side effects of your infusion. We cannot begin to prepare your infusion until after the nurse has assessed you. While we are carefully preparing your infusions you may relax, read, watch TV, use our internet or enjoy a light snack. One of the IV nurses will then start your IV, which will deliver your medication or blood transfusion. For your comfort, a friend or family member may stay with you during your entire transfusion.
The infusion centers offers chairs for your visitor, or they may wait in our comfortable waiting room.
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