FEBRILE NEUTROPENIA

see Screening for infective symptoms

Criteria

  1. Temp > 38 degrees C
  2. Neutrophil count < 1,000

Management

  1. Inform Haematology Registrar on arrival
  2. Initiate IV cannula if no permanent IV access present.
  3. Order investigations (for all patients regardless of presumed source)
  1. Initiate IV fluids
  1. IV antibiotics

Author: Dr. Sue Johanson, LMHS