Infusion therapy refers to the administration of medications through a needle or a catheter. Although drugs are typically administered intravenously, infusion therapy includes the administration of medication by way of intramuscular injections or epidural routes.
An alternative to oral treatment is infusion therapy: administering medication through the use of a sterile catheter that is inserted into a vein and secured. This treatment method has traditionally been used only in hospitals, but now infusion therapy can be administered in outpatient infusion therapy centers, or even in your home by specially trained nurses. These nurses have been licensed by the state board of pharmacies, meeting the strict standards and regulations set by the board and by the government.