The Infusion Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is designed to meet the infusion and transfusion needs of children, adolescents and young adults. The center leverages our hospital’s experts from:
- Blood and Marrow Transplantation
- Gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders
- Hematology and Oncology
- Infectious diseases
Access to a state-of-the-art infusion center designed to meet the needs of children and young adults means that patients receive age-appropriate emotional support during infusion care. The environment is welcoming with comfortable treatment chairs, access to television sets, meal options available within our hospital for purchase and free wi-fi.
Play and age-appropriate activities are integrated into the center to help keep patients entertained. Additionally, Child Life Specialists are on hand to bring activities to the bedside during transfusions as well.
Busy families often choose to schedule their infusions early in the morning or in the late afternoon to permit their child the greatest possible amount of time in school or other everyday activities.
Treatment at our infusion center can be as brief as a quick injection or require a full-day transfusion. We provide every type of infusion service available for children, adolescents and young adults, including:
- Antibiotic Therapy
- Biologic Therapy
- Blood Draws
- Catheter Care and Maintenance
- Endocrine Stim Tests
- Enzyme Replacement Therapy
- Hematopietic Stem Cell Infusion
- Heart disease medication
- Iron Replacement Therapy
- Intravenous Therapy and Fluids
- Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)
- Transfusion of Blood and Blood Products
The clinicians in our Infusion Center set the standard for delivery of these services in Southern California. Our experts have developed written guidelines that have become the gold standard for pediatric and young adult infusion and transfusion care. We also serve as the area’s primary training hub, meaning that when clinicians want to expand their infusion and transfusion delivery expertise, they come to us.
Nursing staff members are nationally certified through the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON), having received specialized training in the delivery of infusion care for children, adolescents and young adults. They also are knowledgeable in family-centered methods of supporting patients.
Receiving care on our main campus means that your child will be in close proximity to experts from a multitude of specialty areas as well as emergency or intensive care unit medical care if needed.