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First Aid Recommendations for the Student with a Bleeding Disorder
Most patients with bleeding disorders lead relatively normal lives, but need to know what symptoms to look for and how to respond. It does young patients with bleeding disorders a disservice to treat them as if they are abnormal or fragile. There is simply no way to guarantee a child won’t ever get hurt, whether they are walking down the street or playing soccer. However, children should be encouraged to select activities that present a higher likelihood of benefit than risk. Excluding them on a regular basis can unintentionally isolate them, contributing to poor self-image and poor acceptance of their disease and treatment. If no symptoms are apparent and if no special restrictions are prescribed, educators should treat children with bleeding disorders as they would treat these children's peers. Parents should make arrangements to enable children to keep medications with them at school, and should provide all necessary emergency contact information.

Below are general guidelines for responding to symptoms of the child’s disease. This should not be used as a substitute for communication between parents and schools or between parents and their child's medical providers. Call the Rush HTC for more information: (877) RUSH-KID.

Bleed Type

Recommendation

Bruising

May not require intervention. Ice pack if severe (painful/elevated). Call parents if necessary.

Nose Bleeds

Wear gloves. Pinch nose 10-15 minutes with head forward. Ice pack to bridge of nose if needed. Ice pack to bridge of nose if needed. Call parents if heavy bleeding persists beyond 10 minutes.

Abrasions

Wear gloves. Clean area with soap and water. Bandage.

Mouth/gum Bleeds

Wear gloves. Direct pressure with gauze. Apply ice as needed. If bleeding continues more than 15 minutes, call parents.

Menorrhagia (Excessive Menstrual Bleeding)

Rest. Girls should be excused from P.E. class. Contact parents.

Head Injury

Call 911 if there is loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, severe pain, blurred vision or sleepiness. Notify parents immediately of any head trauma. Call ambulance. Call child’s physician.

Throat/Neck Injury

Monitor for difficulty breathing or swallowing. If so: call 911. Call parents. Call child’s physician.

Abdominal Injury

Monitor for pallor, increased rigidity of the abdomen, increased pulse, decreased blood pressure.

Scholarship Information

Name

Eligibility

Due Date

Contact

AVANCES Latino Scholarship (Apex )

Persons with hemophilia or bleeding disorder, spouse, child, parent, sibling

08/30

626-791-0784
Eunice@Apextc.com

Beth Care Memorial Scholarship (of AHF, Inc.)

Persons with bleeding disorders in good academic standing

4/30

www.ahfinfo.com

Kevin Child Scholarships $1,000

Hemophilia or von Willebrand disease patients

6/30

National Hemophilia Foundation-Karen Parchment
800-42-HANDI

Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarships

Persons with bleeding disorders or family members

1/31

Kelley
Communications
978-352-7657

Hemophilia Education Fund (American Red Cross)

Persons with hemophilia A

01/18

507-931-1682

Hemophilia Federation of America

Persons with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease

6/1

800-230-9797

Hemophilia Health Service Memorial Scholarship Fund

Persons with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease

5/1

800-800-6606, ext. 5177

Hemophilia Resources of America, Inc. Scholarships

Persons with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease

4/30

800-549-2654

Mike Hylton & Ron Niederman Memorial Scholarships

Persons with bleeding disorders or family members

6/15

877-FSN-4-YOU

Bill McAdam Scholarship Fund

Persons with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, other bleeding disorders

 

313-563-0515





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Tyrece D. Hunter
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Contact E-mail
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