Subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy: Ensuring success

M Elizabeth Younger, William Blouin, Carla Duff, Kristin Buehler Epland, Elyse Murphy, Debra Sedlak

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Abstract

Subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIg) infusions are an option for patients requiring immunoglobulin therapy. Nurses are uniquely positioned to advocate for patients and to teach them how to successfully manage their infusions. The purpose of this review is to describe SCIg therapy and to provide teaching instructions as well as creative tips to ensure treatment success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-79
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Infusion Nursing
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 13 2015

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Passive Immunization
Subcutaneous Infusions
Immunoglobulins
Teaching
Nurses
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • patient education
  • primary immunodeficiency disease
  • SCIg therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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Subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy : Ensuring success. / Younger, M Elizabeth; Blouin, William; Duff, Carla; Epland, Kristin Buehler; Murphy, Elyse; Sedlak, Debra.

In: Journal of Infusion Nursing, Vol. 38, No. 1, 13.01.2015, p. 70-79.

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Younger, M Elizabeth ; Blouin, William ; Duff, Carla ; Epland, Kristin Buehler ; Murphy, Elyse ; Sedlak, Debra. / Subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy : Ensuring success. In: Journal of Infusion Nursing. 2015 ; Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 70-79.
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