The Intravenous Infusion Center at Lane Regional Medical Center is a great alternative to the traditional hospital setting for receiving intravenous infusion therapy prescribed by your physician.
Our goal is to make you comfortable while we provide caring, customized treatment in a professional, relaxed environment. Each infusion station has its own flat screen television and guest chairs so family or friends can remain with you to make passing the time more enjoyable. Reading materials, blankets and snacks are also available for your comfort. Wireless Internet is available for personal or business purposes.
How We May Help Lane Infusion Center provides intravenous infusions for antimicrobial therapy and therapeutic injections, including, but not limited to:
• Hydration and electrolyte management - Intravenous rehydration is used to restore the fluid and electrolyte balance of the body due to illness, surgery, or accident • Blood product administration • Iron deficiency management • Remicade infusions - Remicade is a biologic treatment that has been used to treat individuals with a range of conditions such as: plaque psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, adult Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and ankylosing spondylitis. Intravenous infusion time for Remicade is approximately three to four hours. • Reclast infusions - Reclast is the only FDA-approved, once-a-year treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis. One annual dose, along with daily calcium and vitamin D, helps to increase bone density, protecting and strengthening bones. • Immunoglobulin therapy with IVIG - for patients with antibody deficiencies • Subcutaneous management therapies, such as Neupogen - Neupogen is used to treat neutropenia, a lack of certain white blood cells caused by cancer or a bone marrow transplant
Individualized Care Our infusion staff receives ongoing in-services, ensuring that team members are well trained in the latest techniques and pharmaceuticals. Your personal RN Infusion Specialist:
• Carries out the physician’s orders • Administers the infusions/injections • Monitors patient’s response to treatment • Monitors lab results • Provides individualized infusion education • Keeps physicians informed of patient’s progress
Depend on Our Expertise All it takes is one call from your physician to our office for us to verify insurance coverage, coordinate benefits, schedule your initial visit and any follow-up infusions, and take care of all coding and billing for treatments provided. Then our friendly staff will be happy to help you find treatment times that accommodate your busy schedule. Appointment duration varies by type of treatment. For your convenience, we are located on the 3rd floor of the Lane Medical Plaza & Outpatient Diagnostic Center, 6550 Main Street, in Zachary. For more information or physician referrals, please call (225) 658-4522.
Infusion Center Patient Testimonial In March of 2008, 73-year-old Mary Honeysuckle was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of melanoma, which strikes 1 in 62,000 people. As a result, the Ethel resident now has to receive two pints of blood at least once a month because her body has quit producing red blood cells.
Until recently, she had to travel to her doctor’s office in Baton Rouge for her blood infusions, which take approximately 6 hours. However, thanks to Lane’s newest investment in the community -- the Lane Infusion Center, she now receives treatment just minutes from home.
"The nurses and techs at Lane are very good to me,” says Miss Mary. "They provide great care and get me in and out as quickly as possible.”