Guidelines Overview


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.

  • C17 Guideline for Primary Antifungal Prophylaxis for Pediatric Patients with Cancer of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients - 2014 see
  • Asplenia Guideline / Lignes directrices pour la prévention et le traitement des infections bactériennes chez les
    enfants atteints d’asplénie et d'hyposplénie - August 2014 
    •  Asplenia and Hyposplenia Pre-printed Order and Algorithm (May 2014)
    •  2015 Quick Reference Guideline for the Prevention and Empiric Therapy of Bacterial Infections for Children with
        Asplenia and Hyposplenia
    • Asplenia and Hyposplenia Treat Promptly Card (June 2017)
    • Sickle Cell-Asplenia and Hyposplenia Treat Promplty Card (June 2017)
    • French Asplenia and Hyposplenia Treat Promptly Card (June 2017)
    • French Sickle Cell-Asplenia and Hyposplenia Treat Promptly Card (June 2017)
  • Blood Transfusion Guideline /  Directives relatives à la transfusion sanguine - March 2006 
    • C17 Guideline for platelet transfusion thresholds for pediatric hematology/oncology patients (Quick Reference Guide & Complete Reference Guide) / Lignes directices concernant les paramétres relatifs á la transfusion de plaquettes pour les patients pédiatriques en hématologie oncologie (Guide de référence rapide & Guide de référence complet) - March 2011
  • Constipation Guideline /  Directives relatives à la prise en charge de la constipation - 2017
  • Diarrhea Guideline / Instructions pur la gestion de la diarrhée - 2017
  • Febrile Neutropenia Guidelines - June 2017
  • Quick Reference Guideline for the Management of Febrile Neutropenia in Children - June 2017
  • Guideline for Immunization for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Patient Population - 2005
  • Maritimes Immunization Guidelines (Transplantation (Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)) Immunization Recommendations - 2015
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Immunization Guidelines (Immunization for Special Populations) - 2014
  • Mouth and Dental Care Guidelines for Children and Adolescents Undergoing Cancer Treatment  / Directives pour les soins buccodentaires Pour les patients en oncologie pédiatrique et leur famille - 2015
  • Mucositis Guidelines / Instructions pour la Gestion de la Mucosite- 2017
  • Nausea and Vomiting Guidelines / Directives pour la gestion des nausées et des vomissements - 2001
    • POGO Guideline for Classification of the acute emetogenic potential of Antineoplastic medication in pediatric cancer patient Guideline - 2014
    • POGO Guideline for Classification of the acute emetogenic potential of Antineoplastic medication in pediatric cancer patient Guideline (Quick Summary) - 2014
  • Nutrition Algorithm /  Algorithme de nutrition pour le patient en oncologie pédiatrique  - May 2004
  • Processing Initial Malignant Specimens Found Unexpectedly - 2011
  • Sexually Mature Youth Guideline / Instructions pour la prise en charge des jeunes sexuellement matures atteints d’un cancer ou d’un trouble hématologique grave - February 2005
  • Sickle Cell Guideline 2015
    • Sickle Cell Anemia Fever Orders 04/17 - 06/17
    • Sickle Cell Anemia Acute Chest Syndrome Orders 06/17
    • Sickle Cell Anemia Hydroxyurea Orders 02/13
    • Sickle Cell Anmeia Pain Orders 3/15
    • Sickle Cell Quick Reference Guide 2017
  • Thrombosis Guideline - Guidelines for the use of anticoagulants and Thrombolytic agents in children - October 2012
  • Tumour Lysis Guideline / Lignes directrices pour la pratique clinique en matière de prise en charge du syndrome de lyse tumorale - July 2007
  • Varicella Guideline / Instructions concernant la varicelle et le zona - January 2005