Washington County Hospital Outpatient Nursing Services is a program that allows patients to have procedures and therapies whether one-time or ongoing as an outpatient. This is a cost-effective alternative for the patient, decreases wait time for the therapy and can shorten inpatient hospital admissions.
What can we do for you?
Services that can be provided through WCH Outpatient Nursing Services includes, but are not limited to:
- Intravenous hydration
- Intravenous therapy such as antibiotics,
iron infusion and IVIG
- Intravenous push medications
- Intramuscular & Subcutaneous Injections,
including allergy shots
- Administration of blood and blood products
- Lab draw from implanted port
- Routine flush of implanted ports, central lines
and PICC lines
- Urinary catheterization or catheter change
- Dressing changes
- Suture or staple removal
- PICC line insertions
A written physician order with a diagnosis is required for any of these procedures. The provider’s office must make the initial appointment prior to sending a patient for outpatient services of any kind. This allows for proper scheduling and a decrease in the wait time for patients receiving therapy. Some therapies can take two hours or longer so it is important to keep your appointment.
Outpatient Nursing Services are available Monday through Friday, 7am – 5pm. For after hours appointments and referrals please call (618) 327-8236.