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Visiting the Outpatient Infusion Clinic at Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas

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 Kansas, you will check in at the Security Desk.

They will give you directions to the Outpatient Infusion Clinic.

Lobby of Children's Mercy Kansas
Security Desk at Children's Mercy Kansas

You will take elevators to these doors.

Entrance to Outpatient Infusion area

Then you will be in the Outpatient Infusion Area.

Hallway to Outpatient Infusion room

You will check in at the nurse’s station.

A nurse will measure your weight, temperature, and blood pressure. 

Then, you and your family will go to a room where you will get your medicine.

Outpatient Infusion Room
TV in Outpatient Infusion Room

You will sit in a chair that looks like this. 

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.

Then, you can leave the Outpatient Infusion Clinic.