Some illnesses cannot be treated with oral medicines. North Mississippi Medical Center offers IV therapy, or infusion, as an alternative.
There are many reasons why your doctor may think you need a medicine administered some way other than by mouth.
IV or infusion therapy is giving medication through an IV. An IV uses a sterile catheter inserted into a vein and secured.
Infusion therapy may be used to treat serious or chronic infections; cancers and pain caused by cancers; diseases of the gastrointestinal tract; dehydration caused by nausea, vomiting and diarrhea; and other serious diseases.
We provide several outpatient therapies, including:
- Immune Globulin
- IM/SQ Therapies
- IV Line Care
- Blood Transfusions
- RSV Prophylaxis (Synagis)
- Pain Management
- PICC/Midline Services
- Iron Infusions
- Specialty Pharmacy Medications
- Intermittent dosing regimens and multiple dosing per day can also be managed through infusion devices.
IV Therapy is available at NMMC locations in Amory, Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc, West Point, Miss., and Hamilton, Ala.
The outpatient infusion department in Tupelo is accredited by URAC, the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC is a nonprofit organization using evidence-based measures and developing standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.