Implement Strategies to Tackle the IVIG Shortage

Dwindling supplies will lead to questions about how to handle the intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) shortage.

The shortage seems to be due to demand that is outpacing plasma long manufacturing times.

Expect your hospital to reserve IVIG for severe acute cases, such as Guillain-Barre, Kawasaki disease, or myasthenia gravis crisis. You may also see IVIG alternatives when possible...such as plasmapheresis.

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