Reply To: Irritated veins from IVIG?
We don’t flush with saline as immune globulin “does not like saline” and calls for dextrose flush and we just flush with enough to clear the lines.
go to http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/bloodservices/pdf/guidelines_for_administration_of_ivig.pdf
Flush IV line with 5% dextrose in water (D5W) or co
solution following the transfusion.
Disconnect the IVIG administration set.
Document post transfusion information on the compat
label/tag and recipient’s chart following completio
n of the
Return the laboratory portion of the compatibility
label/tag to the
Transfusion Laboratory according to policy.
Monitor the recipient for at least 30 minutes after
Dispose of IVIG product bottles or containers and t
compliance with standard precautions according to h