Asplenia Guidelines

2014 Guidelines for the prevention and empiric therapy of bacterial infections for
children with asplenia and hyposplenia 
 
  • Glossary/Abbreviations/Overview of Material
  • Summary
    • Table 1 - Summary of Guideline Recommendations
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Supporting Evidence and Information for Recommendations
  • External Review and Consultation Process
  • Plan for Scheduled Review and Update
  • Implementation Considerations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Disclaimer
  • Appendix A: Vaccine Schedules
    • Table 1 – Pneumococcal Vaccines
    • Table 2 – Meningococcal Vaccines
    • Table 3 – Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib) Vaccines
    • Table 4 – Influenza Vaccines
    • Table 5 – Antibiotic Prophylaxis  

  Link to 2014 APPHON/ROHPPA Asplenia and Hyposplenia Guidelines

  Link to APPHON/ROHPPA Asplenia Treat Promptly Card (June 2017)

  Link to APPHON/ROHPPA Janeway Asplenia Treat Promptly Card (June 2017)

  Link to APPHON/ROHPPA French Asplenia Treat Promptly Card (June 2017)

  Link to APPHON/ROHPPA French Sickle Cell-Asplenia Treat Promptly Card (June 2017)

 

Pre-Printed Order Forms

The IWK Health Centre Pre-printed Orders were developed by IWK Health Centre health professionals to assist in the care of children in their facility.  Format and content of the orders will change as they are reviewed and revised on a periodic basis.  They are included with APPHON supportive care guidelines as a reference to assist health professionals involved in the shared care of children with cancer or a hematological disorder.  Any physician or health professional using these orders as a reference will be responsible for verifying doses, and administering medications and care according to their own institutional formularies and policies and acceptable standards of care. 

  Link to 2017 APPHON/ROHPPA Asplenia/Hyposplenia Fever Orders and Algorithm 04/17-06/17

The supportive care guidelines have been developed by appropriate Atlantic Provinces health professional specialists (physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals) using evidence-based or best practice references.  Format and content of the guidelines will change as they are reviewed and revised on a periodic basis.  Care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information.  However, any physician or health professional using these guidelines will be responsible for verifying doses, and administering medications and care according to their own institutional formularies and policies and acceptable standards of care.

  Link to French translated Asplenia and Hyposplenia Guideline will be ready shortly