Pediatric Infusion Program
To find out more about the Pediatric Infusion Clinic and making an appointment, call (910) 662-8888.
The Pediatric Infusion Program provides IV infusion for infants, children and adolescents requiring treatment and management of an acute or chronic condition.
Led by Lowell Higgins, RNC, Coordinator for the Pediatric Infusion Program, with support from nursing staff, our services are offered at the family-centered Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinic and is the area's first pediatric infusion program - eliminating the need for hospitalization and meaning you don't have to travel far from home for excellent care.
The Children We Serve
We deliver infusion services to children of all ages with a variety of needs including:
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Blood or genetic disorders
- Renal conditions
- Rheumatologic conditions
- Endocrine disorders
- Neurological conditions
- Dermatologic conditions
Infusion nurses also perform bloodwork and manage centrally-placed catheters.
Conditions We Treat
The Pediatric Infusion Program currently treats the following conditions with plans to expand its services:
- Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
- Cancers including neuroblastoma
- Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (AHUS- a genetic kidney disease)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Restless leg syndrome
Expert, Compassionate Care in a Child-Friendly Environment
The Pediatric Infusion Program is staffed by pediatric certified registered nurses who are Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy providers. Your children are in caring hands, backed by more than three decades of nursing experience.
All infusions are performed in the Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's pediatric specialty clinic, offering your child a safe, stress-free and comfortable environment in which to receive care. Dedicated, private infusion rooms are child-friendly areas where you child can read, watch TV or movies, or play video games while they receive treatment. Our Child Life Services specialists are also available to work with children and families during their time here to help ease anxiety.
Making an Appointment
All appointments begin with a physician referral. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, but other times can be accommodated by request. Call 910.662.8888 for appointments.
What to Expect During Your Visit
Treatment times will vary depending on type of treatment. In general treatments may take anywhere from as little as 15 minutes to up to nine hours.
We encourage one adult caregiver to stay with their child during treatment so we can offer teaching opportunities and support services.