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    OUTPATIENT PROCEDURES

    The Outpatient Procedures department allows patients to have procedures and therapies, whether one-time or over several weeks, as an outpatient. This is cost effective for the patient, improves flow through the Emergency Department, and can shorten inpatient hospital admissions.

    A written physician order with diagnosis, treatment to be given, and duration of     treatment is required prior to scheduling.

    The Outpatient Procedures Dept. is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Notification by the physician's office/referral source is required prior to sending a     patient to the Outpatient Procedures department. This assists us with the scheduling     process to make to the patients care more effective and accommodating. Since     patient treatments vary, this can also decrease wait time for patients.

    SERVICES

    IV hydration

    IV therapy, such as Antibiotics: Daptomycin, Vancomycin Invanz, Rocephin, Levaquin, Dalvance, Orbactiv, Tobramycin, Clindamycin, etc., IV     infusions: Reclast, Magnesium and Venofer (Iron Infusion). Infusions for Rheumatology and Crohn's Disease such as Remicade, Rituxan, Orencia,     etc.

    IV push, IM, or Subcutaneous Medication Administration, such as, Neupogen, Neulasta, Procrit, Aranesp, B12, Prolia, Zometa, Antibiotics, etc.

    Administration of Blood and Blood Products, Blood Transfusion and Platelets.

    Lab Draw from Implanted Port or Venous Access Devices.

    Urinary Catheterization or Catheter Change.

    Simple Dressing Changes.

    Suture or Staple Removal.

    PICC Line Insertions, Medicine Insertion, Maintenance of PICC Line and Port Maintenance.

    Pull PICC Lines

    Assist Providers with Simple Special Procedures: Lesion Excision, Joint Injections, Cyst Removal, Toenail Removal, and Podiatry wound care.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Outpatient Procedures department at (618) 439-3161 EXT. 9728 or fax (618) 435-9090.