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The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC

Your Responsibilities
Preventing Infection


Take your temperature with a Celsius thermometer when you get up in the morning, in the early evening (around 6-8 pm), and any time you feel warm or unwell.

  • Call the nurse or doctor if your temperature is higher than 38.0°C.
  • Do not take your temperature right after eating or drinking. This may not give an accurate reading.
  • When taking your temperature, place the thermometer in your mouth, under the tongue, back by the molars. Keep your lips closed and breathe through your nose.
  • Keep the thermometer clean by rinsing with warm soapy water and drying it, or follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.

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