Department of Health

Blood Matters has compiled subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIg) clinical practice guidance documents. Resources to help Victorian health services implement SCIg programs have been included and will be added to as more information become available.

SCIg promotional posters

This A3 poster is designed to be put up in waiting rooms to catch the patient's eye and promote the conversation about SCIg as a potential therapy. 

For patients receiving immunoglobulin therapy for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), this A3 poster has been developed. 

Start the SCIg conversation

Introduce SCIg to patients using the conversation starter.

SCIg getting started presentation and business case template

Blood Matters has produced a PowerPoint presentation entitled SCIG: getting started.

The presentation is intended to be used as an educational tool within health services and can be edited to include information specific to individual organisations.

A template for a business case is also available, and can be adapted to individual organisations to support the development or expansion of a SCIg program where needed.  Download this below:

Health Service getting started flowchart

The flowchart works with the presentation to help your organisation know if it is SCIg ready.

Do your eligible patients want SCIg?

Try asking them. Use this letter designed by Eastern Health to mail out to your eligible patients, along with the patient conversation starter, and find out who may be interested in transitioning to SCIg. 

If your patient is planning an overseas holiday

Our SCIg travel guide will help you prepare any patients who are planning to take their SCIg product on an overseas holiday. The guide can be downloaded below:

A caveat on information supplied

All information and policies that are included as examples are only current at the time they were made available to Blood Matters. Contact individual health services to find out if policies and practices are still current.

The tools are not endorsed by Blood Matters unless stated otherwise. Information sharing occurs on the understanding that due acknowledgement will be given to the original source. Seek permission from the original source before using or applying any policy, protocol or guidelines.

Where all or part of the Sunshine Coast documents are adapted, the following acknowledgement should be used: “Patient collateral developed by Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.”

Downloads

SCIg travel guide

A3 posters for patients

SCIg conversation starters

Clinical practice guidance

SCIg: getting started for stakeholders

Business case

Area specific: Sunshine Coast

Area specific: SouthWest Health Care

Reviewed 20 September 2022

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Contact details

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