Clinician Information

Clinicians require the appropriate information to provide safe and appropriate care. This section provides information on general topics and product information.


 Effective July 1, 2017

Immune Globulin (Ig) Utilization Management in Manitoba

Click below links for related forms and information

Manitoba IVIG Utilization Guidelines

    Physician Request Forms:


Initial Treatment          Follow Up Treatment

Information Presentation


Approved Physician List

 IVIG Dose Calculator


Canadian Blood Services Clinical Guide to Transfusion

Click above link to review the new online edition of the Canadian Blood Services’ Clinical Guide to Transfusion. This Guide is an educational resource for health care workers on the provision of blood products and transfusion medicine services in Canada. The authors are experts in their fields. They provide an excellent and practical summary of our current knowledge of blood components and transfusion medicine practices.

Choosing Wisely Manitoba – New Preoperative Documents To Help Reduce Unnecessary Testing

Launch Date: July 11, 2016

Please review the links below to familiarize yourself and your clinical area about the updated evidence informed clinical practice guidelines for practitioners ordering preoperative laboratory tests for adult patients undergoing elective surgery. To review the updated guideline and accompanying algorithm, follow the links below: 

Routine Preoperative Tests for Adult Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery Clinical Practice Guideline.

Preoperative Lab Test Guideline – Algorithm

Canadian Anesthesiologists Society Recommendations

Choosing Wisely 2015

Choose Wisely Campaign Top Ten Things Patients and Physicians should question:

Don’t transfuse red blood cells for arbitrary hemoglobin or hematocrit thresholds in the absence of symptoms, active coronary disease, heart failure or stroke.

Indications for blood transfusion depend on clinical assessment and are also guided by the etiology of the anemia. No single laboratory measurement or physiologic parameter can predict the need for blood transfusion. Transfusions are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in high-risk hospitalized inpatients. Adverse events range from mild to severe, including allergic reactions, acute hemolytic reactions, anaphylaxis, transfusion related acute lung injury, transfusion associated circulatory overload, and sepsis. Studies of transfusion strategies among multiple patient populations suggest that a restrictive approach is associated with improved outcomes.

Download Transfuse Safely Poster

Additional Transfusion Medicine resources are available by clicking here to review the AABB website.