Oncology - Outpatient Infusion Suites
Cottage Health provides comprehensive services across the continuum of medical care, including Outpatient Infusion treatments. There are three Infusion Suites at Cottage Health; Santa Barbra Cottage Hospital, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital.
Our Infusion Suite offers the latest treatment services, specialized expertise, and a caring, personal approach to patient care right here in your community.
What is Infusion Therapy?
Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a port or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition is such that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications.
Typically, “infusion therapy” means that a drug is administered intravenously, but the term also may refer to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular or subcutaneous injections.
Benefits of Infusion Therapy
The intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver medications and fluid replacement throughout the body, because they are introduced directly into the circulation. Intravenous therapy may be used for fluid volume replacement, to correct electrolyte imbalances, to deliver medications, and for blood transfusions.
The quality of care that we provide to our patients and families are the foundation of our Outpatient Infusion Suite. The nursing staff is especially proud of the unit's excellent physician-nurse collaboration that exists to ensure that the needs of our patient and their families are met.
Our nurses have specialized expertise and will work with each patient to ensure a positive treatment experience. The staff strives to create a comfortable environment that meets their individual needs.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
Each Infusion Suite at Cottage Heath serves the community uniquely, so check with yours in regard to what to expect. Wearing loose fitting clothes allows the medical staff to easily and properly monitor your vital signs. Consider wearing clothing with layers to allow for temperature control.
Conditions We Treat
The Infusion Suite Provides Non-Emergent Care to the Following Medical Services:
Services and Treatments We Offer
- IV Therapy
- Chemotherapy (Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital only)
- Blood Transfusions
- Central Line Care
- Outpatient Assessment
- Patient Education
- Therapy and Care Planning
- Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration