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Infusion Center

Infusion Center

Some of the powerful drugs that treat neurological disorders require infusion therapy, delivering the medication directly into a vein. Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders (DCND) providers treat brain and nervous system disorders at offices in Dayton, Centerville, Springfield, Eaton, Wilmington, Hillsboro, Beavercreek, and Huber Heights, Ohio, and has a state-of-the-art infusion center at its Beavercreek location. If you need infusion therapy for a condition like multiple sclerosis, ask your primary care provider for a referral. Then the DCND team will reach out to you to schedule an appointment. 

Infusion Center Q & A

What is an infusion center?

An infusion center is a comfortable treatment facility delivering intravenous (IV) therapy. Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders has an infusion center conveniently located at its Beavercreek office.

IV therapy delivers powerful medications directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system so you avoid side effects and get the full benefit of your treatment. Conditions that benefit from infusion center IV therapy include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease 
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders provides infusion therapy for many different complex diseases. The team aims to provide a high-quality experience in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere, so the infusion center has reclining chairs, wireless internet, convenient parking, and a private entrance for patients.

The well-trained, caring nurses staffing the infusion center have years of experience. They know that IV therapy is critical to your treatment plan and work tirelessly to ensure your appointment runs as smoothly as possible.

What happens when I visit the infusion center?

The infusion suite’s registered nurse oversees your infusion, from organizing the appointment to delivering your therapy. Once your insurance company approves infusion treatment, Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders provides you with an overview of your therapy and answers any questions you may have.

At your first appointment, a team member checks you in and directs you to a plush infusion chair. Your nurse checks your vital signs, such as heart rate and blood pressure, and inserts a hollow needle into an arm vein. Infusion times vary depending on which drug you need.

How do I prepare for infusion center treatment?

Your most important preparation is to drink plenty of water and reduce caffeine intake so you’re well-hydrated. This ensures your veins are in good shape for successful IV placement. Continue taking prescription medications as normal on your infusion day, including blood pressure and diabetes drugs, and allow time for them to take effect.

Let the infusion center know about any of the following before your visit:

  • Recent illness
  • Active infection
  • Antibiotic treatment
  • Dental or surgical procedures
  • New or worsening symptoms

It may be better to delay the infusion in these cases.

You can bring medications for pain, muscle spasms, anxiety, or other conditions if they help you manage your treatment. The infusion center stocks medications to prevent or reduce side effects and allergic reactions. 

If you’d like to learn more about the infusion center Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders, talk to your primary care doctor about a referral. Then the team can reach out to you to schedule an appointment.