All About Gamma Globulin

An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health care professionals, and other interested individuals.

This instructional course has been designed to provide current conceptual and operational knowledge to the licensed nurse interested in the provision of gamma globulin therapy. The understanding and use of gamma globulin has evolved since its entry into mainstream healthcare. For both the RN and LPN/LVN involved in providing this therapy, this course contains current practices for best patient outcomes.

In early 2021, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), recognized as the global authority in infusion therapy, released the updated Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice. The INS sets the accepted standards for infusion therapy practice for all healthcare settings. This course is based on the current best practices as defined by the Infusion Nursing Society and other governing agencies such as the CDC, and FDA.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Names at least three conditions for which gamma globulin is indicated.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of gamma globulin administration by recognizing the steps involved in its preparation and infusion.
  3. Recognize at least two side effects of gamma globulin infusion.

Curriculum

Chapter 1: Introduction to Gamma Globulin

  • Definition
  • Indications
  • Products

Chapter 2: Administration

  • Intravenous
  • Subcutaneous

Chapter 3: Possible Adverse Events

  • Common Side Effects
  • Uncommon Side Effects
  • Anaphylaxis

Chapter 4: Patient Education

  • Nurse Administration
  • Patient Administration

Chapter 5: Assessment and Documentation

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $15.00

Contact Hours: 1.5

Course Author

Pamela Clark

Pamela Clark, CRNI, is an infusion nurse with the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She has more than 35 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.

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