Saskatchewan IG Stewardship Program

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.

Contact the program:  Mon. Fri. 8-4:30 p.m., 306-766-3135 p.m. Excluding Statutory Holidays.

 

IVIG Resources

Immune Globulin Guideline & Supporting Resources - To download resources use Chrome

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
Transfusion Medicine Laboratory Screening of ADULT 10% IVIG Order Set - Work Standard October 27, 2021 June 24, 2022 Download
TML- Learning Tool - Determining the Dosing Weight for IVIG October 27, 2021 October 27, 2021 Download
TML Learning Tool - Criteria for the Clinical Use of Immune Globulin October 27, 2021 October 27, 2021 Download
TML - Learning Tool Determining the IVIG Dose October 27, 2021 October 27, 2021 Download
Saskatchewan Subcutaneous Immune Globulin (SCIG) Comparison Table January 8, 2024 February 12, 2024 Download
Programming the Plum 360 for Blood IVIG 10% Generic January 12, 2024 February 26, 2024 Download
Pediatric Rounding Doses - Work Standard October 10, 2023 October 10, 2023 Download
Nursing - "Need to Knows" - IVIG Orders October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021 Download
Need to Know - IVIG Order Set September 28, 2023 September 28, 2023 Download
Memo Nursing Departments -fSHR Where to find the Adult 10% IVIG Order Set December 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 Download
Memo Nursing Departments -fRQHR Where to find the Adult 10% IVIG Order Set December 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 Download
Memo - New Measles Post-Exposure Prophylaxis - Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) Order Set Now Available January 24, 2024 January 24, 2024 Download

Process Map Resources - To download resources use Chrome

Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised
Pediatric Outpatient 10% IVIG POS Process Map April 28, 2023 April 28, 2023 Download
Pediatric Inpatient 10% IVIG POS Process Map April 28, 2023 April 28, 2023 Download
Outpatient Adult 10% IVIG POS Process Map September 15, 2021 November 2, 2021 Download
Inpatient Adult 10% IVIG POS Process Map September 15, 2021 May 23, 2023 Download
Immune Globulin Order and Approval Change Process November 4, 2021 November 30, 2023 Download

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