Department of Health

Key messages

· Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg) is a preparation of human immunoglobulin used intravenously. This is a slow infusion into a needle into the vein.

· IVIg use is limited to authorised conditions and there are extra controls for the use of Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin (SCIg).

The PowerPoint presentation: Intravenous immunoglobulin - changes to supply and governance, has been produced by Blood Matters and Australian Red Cross Lifeblood nurses.

The presentation covers the:

  • governance structure
  • criteria for use
  • use of BloodSTARExternal Link
  • current supply arrangements
  • safe administration practice for IVIg.

This is a learning tool for health services. Health services can edit it to include information specific to individual organisations.

The Blood Matters program has also produced the IVIg clinical practice guideline template. Health services can use this to create their own in-house IVIg protocols. It includes information about the safe administration practice of IVIg, taken from current product information inserts.

Reviewed 03 May 2023


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