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Immunoglobulin Infusion Therapy

This referral form is provided in order to best serve our patients and prescribers. Patients may choose any pharmacy of their choice.

Complete patient demographics below or otherwise provide the information requested along with this referral form. Also needed: 1) Patient insurance information (front and back of card) 2) History and physical, chart notes, laboratory results and other diagnostic tests needed to support the use of this medication 3) patient’s medication history related to their current diagnosis/problem.

IVIG (Intravenous Immunoglobulin(specify product and final % if desired, otherwise the Pharmacist will decide upon the brand/strength based upon the patient’s clinical condition)

based upon the product package insert recommendations for the product based upon the patient’s weight with the dose tapering up every 30 minutes as tolerated (as assessed by the infusion nurse), with a maximum rate of 200 ml/hr or
every 4 hours if needed for headache, malaise, body aches

Anaphylaxis kit (with epinephrine and diphenhydramine, with supplies to administer) on hand for all infusions (see separate anaphylaxis kit approval order)

The Home Health nurse will establish the intravenous catheter (peripheral if needed) or otherwise access and maintain the venous catheter, per protocol and stay with the patient during the entire infusion and 30 minutes after completion of the infusion, or as directed by the physician. The RN/LVN will take and record the patient’s baseline vital signs. During the infusion, blood Tel: (310) 671-2600 Fax: (310) 671-2601 Toll Free: (844) 671-2600 MEDRXINFUSION.COM pressure, temperature and respiratory rate are to be monitored and recorded every 15 minutes or as specified by the physician. If there are significant changes out of the normal range or from baseline during the infusion, stop the infusion and notify the physician or pharmacist.

The Pharmacy will supply catheter flushing products which may include heparin 100 units/ml, sodium chloride 0.9%, supplies and infusion pump to administer the IVIG..

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