PVH offers two infusion treatment rooms for outpatient procedures including:
- Allergy shots
- Blood transfusions
- IV fluids
- IV meds
- Wound dressing changes
- Wound V.A.C. therapies
Comfortable Space for Patients!
Private infusion treatment rooms impart a relaxing environment complete with a treatment chair, reading materials, and television.
Outpatient Medical Therapies
The PVH Pharmacy Department provides a personal touch to your patients’ medication needs. For each outpatient visit to the Infusion Treatment Room, our pharmacist personally consults with the patient prior to administering their specific medication, increasing safety, satisfaction, and care. Why send your patients further when they can receive medical therapies close to home?!
Some of the current treatments provided include, but are not limited to:
Treatment of Diagnosis
- Allergy shots – providers can mail their patients’ allergy medications to the PVH pharmacy department where it will be stored safely. We have qualified nursing staff to administer shots and a 24/7 emergency physician on-site in case there are any side effects from the injection.
- Serious Infections – treated with powerful antibiotics and antivirals like Vancomycin and Acyclovir along with specialized wound care.
- Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis – treated with disease modifying agents like Remicade and Orencia.
- Cancer treatments – for bone, breast and prostate cancer with bone modifying agents like Xgeva and with monoclonal antibodies Lupron and Eligard.
- Chemotherapy Support Treatments – for low red blood cell levels with colony stimulating factors like Neulasta and Aranesp along with Port-a-cath care.
- Anemia – most commonly from low Iron, B-12 and platelet counts with highly bioavailable Iron like Venofer, INFed and Feraheme, Cyanocobalamin, IM for B-12 deficiency, and IVIG for low platelet count. Chronic kidney disease anemia treatment for low red blood cell levels with colony stimulating factors like Aranesp.
- DVT – treatment and prevention (blood thinning agents) after knee or hip surgery with Lovenox and Arixtra.
- Osteoporosis – treatment with the once a year IV bone modifying agent Reclast or Sub-Q treatment twice a year with Prolia.
For specific medication questions, contact the Pharmacist at Penobscot Valley Hospital: (207) 794-7106.
Please fax your complete order including the diagnosis that matches the procedure. Also, list the frequency of need for the outpatient procedure. Refer your patients to the PVH Infusion Treatment Room and schedule appointments at (207) 794-7111 or fax (207) 794-7100.
*Insurance prior authorization is required with orders