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IG Nursing Notes provides education, resources and support to promote successful IG infusions within the infusion nursing community.

Posted on 29. November 2016

Part Two of Two. Central Catheters used for IVIG: Care and Complications of PICC lines and Port-a-Caths

Part Two of Two: This discussion will be limited to the intermittent use of VADs for IVIG therapy being given between 1-5 days monthly. For more detailed information regarding continuous VAD use, or the administration of other medications, please refer to the INS standards published on their website. [More]
Posted on 5. October 2016

Part One of Two. Types of Central Catheters used for IVIG, Assessment, Care, and Complications

It is essential all nurses know how to properly evaluate, access, and provide proficient central line care. NuFactor provides IVIG therapy to patients in the home and while the majority of these patients receive IVIG via a peripheral IV, there are some patients who receive IVIG via a PICC line or an implanted port [More]
Posted on 12. September 2016

The Curlin Pump

Infusion with The Curlin Pump [More]
Posted on 14. June 2016

Management of Anaphylaxis

Regardless of past tolerance to immune globulin (IG), a patient can have a reaction to any dose. Taking prescribed pre-medications and taking oral ones approximately 30 – 60 minutes before IG can help minimize or eliminate common adverse reaction such as headache and flu-like symptoms. [More]
Posted on 22. April 2016

The Role of the Clinical Pharmacist

By Amy Ehlers, BS, PharmD, BCPS, Director of Pharmacy

Historically, the pharmacist’s role in health [More]
Posted on 23. March 2016

Pre-Medications Use, Side Effect Management & Intravenous Immune Globulin

Intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) preparations are safe and effective treatments for a variety of medical conditions. Serious, but uncommon reactions occur, and include thromboembolic events [More]
Posted on 18. December 2015

IVIG Brands

By Michelle Greer, RN, MBA
There are ten different brands of intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) [More]
Posted on 6. November 2015

Who To Call and When: A Guide to Communication With MD and Pharmacist Part 2

In our last blog, we talked about some of the more common side effects and when to communicate with the MD and the pharmacist. For Part 2, let’s talk about some additional side effects as well as signs and symptoms of more severe adverse events associated with immune globulin therapy [More]