For Parents and Educators

  • Never keep a person with bleeding disorder waiting.
  • Contact parents immediately if:
    • Student suffers a blow to the head, neck or abdomen.
    • In any emergency situation.
  • SIGNS & SYMPTOMS that a bleed may be occurring:
    • Complaints of tingling, bubbling, stiffness, or decreased range of motion in any limb.
    • Student has a swollen body part, usually a joint, or an area that is warm to the touch.
    • Student favors an arm or leg more than usual.
    • Student limps, or refuses to use a limb.
  • Small surface cuts (such as a paper cut) generally respond to basic first aid – wash the cut, apply pressure and bandage.
  • Maintain Universal Precautions at all times when treating an open wound.
  • Contact your School Nurse for additional information pertinent to your student.