Saskatchewan IVIG Program

The Saskatchewan IVIG Program is currently being restructured. It will now be called 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.

 

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 Physician On Call Schedule October 26, 2021 October 27, 2021 Download
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
Nursing - "Need to Knows" - IVIG Orders October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021 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
Job Aide - Dividing IVIG Doses May 9, 2022 May 9, 2022 Download
IG Stewardship Program Office hours July 26, 2022 July 26, 2022 Download

Process Map Resources - To download resources use Chrome

Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised
Outpatient Adult 10% IVIG POS Process Map September 15, 2021 November 2, 2021 Download
Inpatient Adult 10% IVIG POS Process Map September 15, 2021 September 21, 2021 Download
Immune Globulin Order and Approval Change Process November 4, 2021 November 10, 2021 Download

    Body Weight Calculator

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

     

    Practitioner Pre-Printed Orders - To download resources use Chrome

    Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised
    RQHR PPO (#562) Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) – PEDIATRIC January 25, 2018 July 31, 2019 Download
    RQHR PPO (#562) IVIG Appendices – PEDIATRIC January 25, 2018 July 31, 2019 Download
    Saskatoon Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) Infusion Order Set - PEDIATRIC (104281) September 9, 2019 October 2, 2020 Download
    SHA CS-OS-1910 ADULT 10% Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) Order Set October 12, 2021 October 29, 2021 Download

      Link to Patient Resources

      ProgramsSaskatchewan Immune Globulin Stewardship Program