Infusion
Nursing Notes
By Nufactor

Infusion Nursing Notes by Nufactor provides education, resources and support to promote successful patient therapy within the infusion nursing community.

Pre-visit/Visit Preparation: Vital Tasks for a Successful Infusion

By Michelle Greer, RN, IgCN and Cindi Berry, RN, BSN.

When working in homecare, preparing to see your patient for intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) therapy can be challenging and requires a good deal of preparation. Many times, it is up to you, the registered nurse, to put together some of the information prior to seeing your patient. This information includes doctor visit notes, current orders prescribed by the doctor, specialty pharmacy orders and supplies, and knowing the type of therapy that will be administered in the home. In addition, since there are many different brands and doses of IG, you should be familiar with both of these prior to seeing your patient in the home. [More]

Side Effects of IG Therapy: How to Prevent and Manage Them

By Cindy Berry, RN, BSN.

This week's IGL Blog is sponsored by NuFACTOR Speciality Pharmacy.

Immune Globulin (IG) therapy is used to treat many different diseases. Because the drug itself can have many side effects when administered, it is important for patients to understand what to do when facing side effects from therapy to ensure a treatment is well tolerated. [More]

IVIG and Epilepsy

You may not think of epilepsy as a disease state that can be treated by intravenous immune globulin (IVIG). But, in this week’s blog we will discuss the subset of epilepsy patients whose disease may be caused by autoimmunity. And, it is theorized that these epilepsy patients, whose own antibodies are responsible for their disease, may benefit from IVIG therapy. [More]

Weaning IVIG Therapy for CIDP

Previously we began discussing how to wean patients with CIDP off IVIg therapy. In this week’s blog, we address common fears and questions. As well as when and how to implement a tapering plan. [More]

Managing IVIG Therapy for CIDP

Many patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) are treated with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG). But, treatment plans can vary greatly and are influenced by a variety of factors. [More]

New Study Recruiting CIDP Patients

A new study is being conducted to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of treating chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) patients with subcutaneous immune globulin (SCIG). Could you be a candidate? [More]

Hematologic Malignancies (Blood Cancers)

Hematologic malignancies are a type of cancer that affects blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes.
Blood cancers affect the production and function of blood cells. Most of these cancers start in the bone marrow where blood is produced. [More]