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This Infusion Nursing Notes blog is published by Nufactor. Since 1999, Nufactor continues to provide specialty products and care for infusion patients in the chronic illnesses community, while addressing the problems of availability, affordability and safety in patient care. Our Infusion Nursing Notes blog brings you timely topics from SCIG / IVIG infusion side effects as well as specialty injectable and infusible therapies for patients with chronic conditions. We provide informational articles on diseases dependent upon these treatments, guides and other resources to managing the safety and health of patients. Our blog is a dedicated resource to connecting infusion nurses with the information and support they need to better care for the patients they serve.
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Biologics products have been developed to treat undesirable immune responses caused by chronic systemic inflammatory conditions. The immune system consists of a vast network of cells, tissues and organs that all perform specific functions to help keep the "host" in a state of equilibrium. Infliximab is a monoclonal antibody tumor necrosis factor α (TNF) inhibitor. That has been used to slow the progression of several inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis by blocking the activation of TNF, target specific therapy… [ Read Latest Post ]
In general, nurses see and treat infectious processes with great frequency. It is ironic though that so many of us are unaware of the existence of Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders. Most hospital exposure is in the treatment of patients with Secondary Immune Deficits. Patients might become immune-compromised from chemotherapy, chronic steroid treatment, treatment with B-cell depleting therapies (e.g., RITUXAN®, OCREVUS®, KESIMPTA®, and others) malnutrition, trauma, or perhaps due to HIV or leukemia to name a few. There are greater than 400 forms of Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases (PIDDs) recognized by the International Union of Immunological Societies. These rare genetic diseases are chronic, at times debilitating, and often costly per the National Institute of Health (NIH).1 PIDDs are also known as Inborn Errors of Immunity (IEI). These can affect anyone regardless of gender, age, or ethnicity. They share a common thread… [ Read Latest Post ]
Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) infusions are generally well tolerated. Most associated side effects are mild and managed with multiple approaches which may include pre-medication, clinical consultation providing education on what to expect with infusion, ongoing monitoring of infusions, and modifications to the individualized patient infusion protocol if side effects occur… [ Read Latest Post ]
The most important things you will need in the home as a field nurse are proper supplies. If anything is missing, it may delay a start of care (SOC). Nufactor provides the ancillary supplies a nurse needs to complete an infusion except for a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, and thermometer, which the nurse should provide. Upon a SOC, the pharmacy will send a small amount of extra supplies in case extras are needed to complete the infusion without delay… [ Read Latest Post ]
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