Create an infusion office training kit. Keep the following resources in a binder or online in an easily accessible format and location.
Other practice-specific materials (ie, policies/procedures, referral sites, local emergency responders, etc)
Protocols for adverse events
How to manage anaphylaxis?
Informed consent forms
Continuing education resources
Practitioner/Clinician Infusion Guide:
Patient Support Services (a top-line guide):
Medication Guides (a sampling of relevant guides is listed below; not an inclusive list)
Gammagard (IVIG or SCIG) FAQs:
Gamunex-C (IVIG or SCIG): Prescribing Information and Medication Guide:
Keep Office Policies and Procedures Current
Continuing education of your clinical IV/infusion staff is essential for keeping your internal policies and procedures current, evidence-based, and focused on best practices. Make sure your clinical staff completes ongoing training and has a direct stake in updating your IV/infusion policies.
The 3 “P”s: Planning, Policy, and Procedure
Kristin Epland, MSN, FNP-C
Midwest Immunology Clinic and Infusion Center
When patients do not have to journey offsite for infusions, medication compliance can increase, leading to better outcomes.