Chemotherapy & Infusion Areas

Chemotherapy & Infusion Areas

Each infusion station features comfortable patient chairs and a state-of-the-art entertainment system, making it more enjoyable to pass the time while receiving treatment. Private infusion areas are available to patients who prefer them.

Patients are monitored from strategically located nursing stations. A specially trained staff of certified oncology nurses administers chemotherapy, blood transfusions, antibiotics and other IV medications ordered by staff physicians.

Patient Infusion Stations

Infusion stations are each located to provide a relaxing environment for the patient with views of Sandusky, our tranquil waterfall or an inspirational mural. Flowering plants throughout the treatment area inspire thoughts of healing and growth.

Each infusion station features a relaxing reclinable chair for added comfort during therapy sessions, while heated blankets are supplied for those who chill easily. A privacy curtain is available should the patient or family wish for solitude.
Patient beds are available for infusion recipients that require a quiet treatment area and more assistance.

Patients coming in with a group of family members have the option of using the family infusion room which has ample space and amenities to give the feel of home during their therapy.

Amenities to Pass the Time

  • Televisions, laptops with free Wi-Fi, and DVD players are available for patient use during treatment.
  • A puzzle table sits in the corner of the treatment room for patients and their family members to work on and enjoy the day together.
  • A library of fiction books and magazines of all types are available to allow the mind to wander, along with crossword puzzles, word searches and sudoku.
  • Daily newspapers and even a deck of cards can be supplied upon request.
  • The One Call Does It All service through Firelands Regional Medical Center is also available to meet various patient needs.

Mealtime, Snacks

Patients are served refreshments as requested and may order breakfast or lunch from the Firelands Café. The menu is vast and always pleasing.

Family members may venture over to the Firelands Café to enjoy a tasty meal while the patient continues with treatment or visit Java City for a tasty treat or beverage.

A vending area is also available for patients and family members should they desire a quick snack.

Educational Opportunities

Patients and family members can attend one or all of our educational classes to learn more about treatment:

  • The Game Plan: Living Beyond Cancer
  • Chemotherapy class
  • Radiation therapy class

Educational videos are also available during treatment via the Firelands Regional Medical Center channel on all of our televisions.

On-site Pharmacy

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Firelands has a chemotherapy preparation and clinic pharmacy located adjacent to the chemotherapy infusion area, allowing the oncology-trained pharmacist and technicians to prepare patient medications for administration on-site. Our pharmacist is available to provide patient and family education as indicated in order to add to the comfort and understanding a patient needs during his or her course of treatment.

Nurses

Chemotherapy-trained nurses operate the infusion area and are oncology certified as well as chemotherapy and biotherapy trained. They work closely with the patient, family and members of the healthcare team in providing care. They guide patients in making decisions while providing education. The nurse is a liaison to the physicians and other members of the team.