Reply To: IVIG VItal SIgn Frequency

  • Dawn Mannon

    November 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I work outpatient but what the infusion RNs do is obtain baseline vitals, each rate increase and once the rate is at the max, they obtain VS hourly and then the end of therapy.

    Dawn Mannon, MSN, RN
    Clinical Manager
    Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
    Phoenix Children’s Hospital
    Phoenix, AZ
    Original Message:
    Sent: 11-05-2015 06:58 PM
    From: Kristy Reynolds
    Subject: IVIG VItal SIgn Frequency

    I am looking for guidance on the frequency of vital signs during an IVIG infusion.  We are currently obtaining vitals at baseline, with each rate change and at the end.  This works great when IVIG is titrated.  However, there have been several questions about the frequency of vital signs during infusions of IVIG when it is not tritrated. How often are you obtaining vital signs during long infusions of IVIG (4-12 hours)?  Do you have resources or references that support these guidelines.

    Kristy Reynolds, MBA, MSN,CPON,OCN,RN-BC
    Children’s Mercy Hospital
    Kansas City, MO