A Perspective on Infusion (IV) Therapy

At one point or another, you or a loved one may need some type of IV therapy. To some people, the mere thought of seeing a needle would provoke feelings of nervousness and nausea. Now, think if you were that person and you were about to undergo IV therapy to try and heal your body from an illness or disease. You (a.k.a. “the patient”) sit in the treatment chair. The infusion fluid and equipment are prepared. The nurse places your arm in the correct position and inserts the IV line.

“Ok, that part is over,” you think to yourself, exhaling. “Now what am I going to do for the remainder of my treatment time?” Sigh. The nurse smiles. You look at the clock on the wall once. Well, maybe two or three more times. “Excuse me,” you say. “Is that clock slow?”

For lengthy procedures that treat chronic conditions, the treatment chair is central to both the patient and staff. Patients who are unable to take medication orally need IV therapy, which allows for close monitoring of the medicine being delivered directly into the patient’s bloodstream. These therapies can take anywhere from 30 minutes to eight hours. During IV treatment, the patient’s world is as wide as their fingertips can reach, which places a heavy emphasis on the facility to create opportunities to individualize patient comfort.

It is vital to the success of a facility to have a comfortable place for patients to sit and receive treatments. This special place needs to help calm the nerves of a patient, and to provide options for empowerment.

At Champion, this is why we create products that assist in making the lives of patients a bit more bearable during uncertain times. At our core, this is what drives us to make a difference in the world of healthcare seating.

In an age where patients have a greater variety of choice, they tend to select facilities that have the best amenities available during treatment. Champion’s understanding of fundamental needs for both patients and caregivers allow us to focus on providing solutions that have become the benchmark in acute and clinical environments. Offering options that can help empower the patient during treatment such as a tablet table, heat and massage, and powered recline can help keep patients comfortable – allowing the focus to be more on healing instead of that pesky needle.

At the end of our day, we want the best outcome for a patient. For you. For your family member. Being able to provide a comfortable place for patients to rest, relax, and heal isn’t just our job – it is our mission.


As one of the leading manufacturers of specialty infusion chairs, Champion provides a differentiated product with value-added features and services tailored to the needs of clinical staff and patients, delivered across all provider types, at a competitive price point.