Infusion Solutions Inc

Serving Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan, Snohomish, and North King County from two convenient locations:

Bellingham Office
477 W Horton Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Everett Office
5929 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98203

Infusion Solutions Inc

FOCUS ON THERAPY: WHAT IS TPN?

What is TPN? TPN stands for Total Parenteral Nutrition.  What does that mean?  Healthy individuals get their nutrition via the digestive tract, or the “enteral” route.  Thus, “parenteral” means that a route other than the digestive tract is used to obtain nutrition.  TPN is ordered for patients who, for whatever reason, cannot obtain adequate nutrition … Read more

HOME INFUSION SITE OF CARE ACT

The cost of healthcare continues to be a hotly debated topic. In this current climate of reform and cost-containment, it may come as a surprise to you that there’s an easy fix within Medicare that will help save precious healthcare dollars and improve care. It is called the Home Infusion Site of Care Act, and … Read more

WHAT IS A PICC LINE?

This is one of the most common questions that patients have when they are told that they need home infusions. PICC is an acronym for a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter, and it is, in essence, a long IV line. It is usually inserted in a smaller vein in the upper arm (peripheral), and terminates in … Read more

WAYS TO HELP THOSE THAT ARE GRIEVING

There will come a time in your life–whether you work in the medical profession or not–that you will be in a situation where someone you know is going through a difficult time.  How do you react to those that are grieving?  How can you best help them cope and get through?  The latest meeting of … Read more

INFUSION SOLUTIONS NOW MANAGING INTRATHECAL PUMPS

When a competing home infusion company abruptly stopped servicing intrathecal pump patients in our service territory, Infusion Solutions stepped up to provide this care. We completed the training and are now ready to lend a hand to those that can benefit.  If you or anyone you know has such a pump, please reach out to … Read more

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER!

Dana Ellis, RN has recently accomplished something quite fantastic! After several years of study and infusion work experience, Dana passed her Certified Registered Nurse of Infusion (CRNI) exam, joining a very elite group of 3400 infusion nurses across the nation who hold this prestigious certification. In order to qualify to take the exam, Dana had … Read more

We Are Growing!!!

We welcome our new highly trained staff to Infusion Solutions! Thank you Shyloh, Lauri, Sharon, Karen, Jeanne and Alana for joining our team!

How Do I Know My Compounded Medicine is Safe?

That is a question that most patients probably never thought much about until recently.  But due to the highly publicized issues with contaminated products being shipped out of the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Massachussets, patients are more aware than ever of the potential problems with the medications they are putting into their bodies. … Read more

Happy New Year!

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year?  If so, you are among a shrinking minority of adults who did that very thing.  Check out these statistics from the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology (12.13.12): Rank Top 10 New Years resolutions for 2012 1 Lose Weight 2 Getting Organized 3 Spend Less, Save More 4 … Read more

Who Can You Trust?

Check out the latest results of the Gallup Poll on Honesty/Ethics in Professions.  This is the 2012 survey, which shows Nurses and Pharmacists on top.  This is not unusual–these two professions have been near the top for many years.  Nonetheless, given that we are business driven by pharmacy and nursing, it is nice to know that … Read more