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

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

    Process Map Resources

    Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised  
    Outpatient Adult 10% IVIG POS Process Map September 15, 2021 October 13, 2021 Download
    Inpatient Adult 10% IVIG POS Process Map September 15, 2021 September 21, 2021 Download

      Video

      Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised
      IG Stewardship Program and New Adult 10% Order Set – Nursing Education. September 28, 2021 September 28, 2021 Download

        Body Weight Calculator

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

         

        Practitioner Pre-Printed Orders

        Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised
        RQHR PPO (#561) Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) – ADULT January 25, 2018 December 3, 2019 Download
        RQHR PPO (#561) IVIG Appendices – ADULT January 25, 2018 July 31, 2019 Download
        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 - ADULT (103716) September 9, 2019 October 2, 2020 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 14, 2021 Download

          Link to Patient Resources

          ProgramsSaskatchewan Immune Globulin Stewardship Program