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Visiting the Outpatient Infusion Clinic at Children's Mercy

Why are you visiting the Outpatient Infusion Clinic?

You will be going to the Outpatient Infusion Clinic at Children’s Mercy to get some
medicine that needs to be given to you by a nurse.


Checking into your visit

When you get to Children’s Mercy, you will take the Moon Elevators to the 2nd
floor. You will check in at the Cardiology Clinic.

Next, you and your family will go down the hall to the Outpatient Infusion Clinic.

Someone will measure your weight, temperature, and blood pressure.

Then, you and your family will go to a private room where you will meet the nurse
who will be helping you get your medicine

You can sit in the big chair. Your family can sit with you if you want.

How will you get your medicine?

A nurse will give your body medicine through an IV or through a port-a-cath

This is an IV. An IV is a small tube that is used to give
your body medicine.
If you want to know more about getting an IV, click here.

This is a port. If you already have a port, a nurse can use
this to give your body the medicine.

While you get an IV placed or have your port accessed, you can watch what the
nurse does, or you can watch a movie, look at a toy or book, or use an iPad.

Next, the nurse will connect a tube to your IV or port. Then the medicine will go into your body through the tube.

While you are getting your medicine, you can order something to eat.

You can also watch a movie, play a game, play with toys, or do crafts if you want.
We have some of these things or you can bring things from home.

When you are done getting the medicine, your nurse will take out the IV, or remove the needle and tube from your port. Then, you will get a band-aid.

Before you leave, you can get a reward from the prize tower!