CDHF Talks: Your New Infusion Clinic

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Written by: CDHF

Updated: November 29th, 2022

#CDHFTalks: Your New Infusion Clinic ‘Not the Same but Very Similar.’ Have you recently been diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis and have been prescribed a biosimilar, or have recently switched from a biologic drug to a biosimilar? As you may or may not know, most biologic and biosimilar drugs are administered by Infusion which typically means that the drug is given through an IV (where a short needle is inserted into the layer of tissue between the skin and the muscle).

You might be receiving your infusion at an infusion clinic, and if you are newly diagnosed with IBD and new to the whole idea, we know you may have MANY questions. Similarly, if you have recently had to change infusion clinics for one reason or another, you may also have a ton of questions about what the experience will be like at your new infusion clinic. 

In this CDHF Talks, Dr. Sean Pritchett, MD,  Dr. Yvette Leung, Gastroenterologist, Athena Robitaille, BScN, RN, and Katelyn Syms, BScN, RN answer all of the questions you may have in regards to your new infusion clinic, and take you through a typical infusion at a real infusion clinic!  

Watch the full version or skip to each section to find the answers you are looking for

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Part 4

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