Nursing guidelines for administration of immunoglobulin replacement therapy

Mary Elizabeth M. Younger, Loris Aro, William Blouin, Carla Duff, Kristin B. Epland, Elyse Murphy, Debra Sedlak

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Abstract

Immunoglobulin (Ig) replacement therapy, given as regular infusions of pooled human Ig, is the recognized treatment of humoral immunodeficiencies characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia and impaired antibody responses. It is a safe, effective therapy when delivered by nurses who have been educated to oversee and/or provide these infusions. Guidelines for administration have been developed by the Immune Deficiency Foundation Nurse Advisory Committee to provide a framework and guidance to those nurses administering this therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-68
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Infusion Nursing
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • IG (immunoglobulin)
  • Immunoglobulin replacement therapy (Ig therapy)
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)
  • Nursing guidelines
  • Primary immunodeficiency disease (PIDD)
  • Subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIG)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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