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Infusion Services and Vascular Access

At Warren Memorial Hospital, we are committed to providing you the highest quality care in a safe and comfortable setting. Our staff is driven to deliver personalized service and an exceptional patient experience.

Infusion Services

Some medical conditions require intravenous (IV) infusion, subcutaneous (SQ), or intramuscular (IM) injection, on both a short and long-term basis. Our specially-trained team of nurses strive to make your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Common examples of IV infusions include:

  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Blood and blood product transfusions
  • Immunotherapy
  • Bone loss prevention infusions
  • Iron infusions
  • Rehydration therapy
  • Electrolyte replacement therapy

Infusion services are available weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please call 540-636-0137 to schedule an appointment.

Special accommodations can be made for patients needing continuous IV infusion that spans weekends or holidays.

Vascular Access Services

Vascular access refers to the placement of a thin tube, known as a catheter or IV line, into a patient’s vein to provide IV infusion or other forms of treatment.

Warren Memorial Hospital’s vascular access specialist (VAS) is a registered nurse who has completed rigorous training with Winchester Medical Center’s Vascular Access Team. The goal of the VAS is to provide the most appropriate vascular access device for the intended IV therapy. The VAS also serves as a patient advocate to ensure that patients receive the best vascular access with minimal discomfort, while utilizing and adhering to industry standards and best evidence-based practices.

The VAS RN is available for the following procedures:

  • Ultrasound guidance for difficult peripheral IV insertions -- appropriate for infusion duration of 1 to 6 days.
  • Midline Placement -- Appropriate for intermediate infusion duration of 6-21 days; midlines can be placed in outpatient infusion procedure room, and can be scheduled in the same manner as outpatient infusions.
  • Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) insertion -- Ideal for intermediate to extended outpatient infusion therapy ( 3 weeks to 3 months); ideal for infusions that are not appropriate for peripheral IV and Midlines, such as vesicants and TPN.

Please Note: Midlines and PICCs may be contraindicated for certain patients/situations including, but not limited to:

  • Patients with chronic kidney disease stage IIIb or greater
  • Dialysis patients.
  • Kidney transplant recipients.
  • Patients with active history of IV drug abuse.

For more information on Warren Memorial Hospital’s Vascular Access Services, please call: 540-636-0137.

Nurse and patient