Role of the nurse in the short stay immunotherapy Unit during the administration of intravenous anda subcutaneous gammaglobulin

Rosales Sánchez Isis, Martínez Hernández Pilar Laura, Rosas Torres Laura
2014 Acta Pediátrica de México  
With the increasing development of medical specialties, an urgent necessity of parallel specialties in the laboratories and nursing fields becomes evident. Immunology is the field of science responsible for the study of defense responses developed by an individual in the face of aggression by microorganisms or foreign particles as well as those coming from the internal environment such as neoplastic cells.1 Immunology is considered as a young discipline with an spectacular development that took
more » ... velopment that took place in the second half of 20th century. From then till date, there have been many important spectacular advances in the area leading to its consolidation as an independent science separate from microbiology. As part of the Immunology Service at the Instituto Nacional de Pediatria (INP), the Short-Stay Immunotherapy Unity (SSI) was established. This unity has been fundamental in ensuring adequate treatment for patients with primary immunodeficiency and autoim- mune in the long term. We highlight the roles of the nursing staff of SSI in the area of drug preparation and patient care.
doi:10.18233/apm34no6pp341-347 doaj:f709b03f97944312bcee650b2356ddab fatcat:kjso2jayuvhahas2r7m2mmgdbi