Nursing Notes
By Nufactor

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

HYQVIA: Part 2

By Cindi Berry, RN BSN.

HYQVIA: Part 2 will discuss the administration steps and important aspects of HYQVIA therapy.

The administration and teaching of HYQVIA should be done by a well-trained RN. It is recommended that the treating RN has an extensive infusion background, and has been proficiently trained in IVIG and SCIG administration. [More]

HYQVIA: Part 1

By Cindi Berry, RN BSN

Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) diseases are comprised of over 250 chronic disorders that all share the same common, characteristic: a defect in the body's normal immune function. In most cases, once a diagnosis has been confirmed, a patient is started on life-long replacement therapy called Immune Globulin (IG) therapy. Patients generally have an option to receive IG therapy by IV infusions (usually once a month), or by subcutaneous administration (SCIG), which is usually administered on a weekly basis, as independent therapy. Up until late 2014, these were the only two options for PI patients when considering IG therapy. [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]

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]

IVIG Side Effects

Do you know what the “expected” and “unexpected” side effects of intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) therapy are? More importantly, do you know how to manage them? [More]