Saskatchewan IVIG Program

The Saskatchewan IVIG Program is currently being restructured.

Immune Globulin (IVIG) is an expensive product and is a limited resource. It is prepared by several commercial manufacturers who use plasma derived from many donors to produce IVIG. Saskatchewan is one of the highest per capita users of IVIG across the nation.

In appropriately selected patients and clinical settings, IVIG therapy is life-saving. As with all blood products there are a number of possible risks with its use. The associated risks and significant costs provide a strong incentive to ensure that IVIG is prescribed only for appropriate clinical indications for which there is a known benefit.

 

IVIG Resources

Immune Globulin Guideline & Supporting Resources

This clinical practice guideline and background document were produced as part of the Prairie Collaborative Immune Globulin (IG) Utilization Management Framework project, which was initiated to establish criteria for IG therapy as a means to increase accountability for the quality, safety, and sustainability of the blood supply system, and to demonstrate stewardship for the use of public funds. This project is a trilateral agreement between the Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan ministries of health, involved multidisciplinary committees comprised of specialists from the three provinces, and was supported by a research team from the Ambassador Guideline Adaptation and Development Program at the Institute of Health Economics (IHE).

Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised

Criteria for the Clinical Use of Immune Globulin (First Edition) July 18, 2018 July 18, 2018 Download
Background Document July 17, 2018 July 17, 2018 Download

    Body Weight Calculator

    IVIG Dosing based on Adjusted Body Weight Calculation – external tool from Alberta Health Services
    IVIG Dosing based on Adjusted Body Weight Calculation

     

    Practitioner Pre-Printed Orders

    Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised

    RQHR (#561) IVIG PP Appendices – ADULT January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 Download
    RQHR (#561) SK Immune Globulin Optimization Program IVIG – ADULT January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 Download
    RQHR (#562) IVIG PPO Appendices – PEDIATRIC January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 Download
    RQHR (#562) SK Immune Globulin Optimization Program IVIG – PEDIATRIC January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 Download
    SK Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) PPO - ADULT January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 Download
    SK Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) PPO - PEDIATRIC January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 Download
    SK IVIG PPO Appendices - PEDIATRIC January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 Download

      Link to Patient Resources