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By ACCORDANT HEALTH SERVICES
Using the guidelines listed below can help you improve safety.
- Wear a helmet when biking and at other times when head injury is possible.
- Wear knee and elbow pads when skating and at other times when knee and elbow injury is possible.
- Wear a seatbelt at all times when riding in a vehicle.
- The best choice may be to not play contact sports. If you insist on playing contact sports, you should talk with your doctor about using factor before you play.
- Follow the doctor's treatment plan.
- Never allow your supply of factor to drop below a one-week supply.
- Visit the dentist or hygienist for dental care every 6 to 12 months.
- Teeth should only be pulled after infusion of factor, as approved by your doctor.
- Injections into a muscle should be avoided unless factor has been infused, as approved by your doctor.
- Check the expiration date of the factor.
- Do not store factor in a hot place. Store factor in a refrigerator.
- Wear a medical alert bracelet.
- Emergency phone numbers should be provided to the school and other adults who may supervise a child with hemophilia.
- Always have an adequate supply of factor and your infusion equipment when you travel.
- Dispose of infusion equipment and needles using a sharp's container.
Last Modified Date: July 31, 2009 © Accordant, A CVS Caremark Company. All rights reserved.
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