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Guidelines for Teachers

School personnel should establish contact with the child’s oncology team and parents to identify specific needs for a child receiving treatment for cancer. However the following items should cause school personnel to contact parents immediately so they can call their child’s healthcare team.  
  1. A fever of greater than 101F.
  2. Exposure to chicken pox – contact the child’s parents so they can notify their child’s healthcare team.
  3. Active bleeding that includes nosebleeds, bruising, pink, red or brown urine, red or black “tarry” stools, or “coffee ground” vomit.
  4. Central line problems which include any pus, swelling or redness around the site. If you notice leaking or a break in the external tubing, clamp the tubing between the leak and the child.

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