Neutropenic fever: one institution's quality improvement project to decrease time from patient arrival to initiation of antibiotic therapy.

@article{Baltic2002NeutropenicFO,
  title={Neutropenic fever: one institution's quality improvement project to decrease time from patient arrival to initiation of antibiotic therapy.},
  author={Tammy E Baltic and Evelyn Schlosser and Marilyn Kay Bedell},
  journal={Clinical journal of oncology nursing},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={337-40}
}
Neutropenic fever is an oncologic emergency that requires prompt assessment and treatment with antibiotics. Although the term "prompt" is not defined in numbers of minutes in the biomedical literature, the literature does indicate that the sooner antibiotics are initiated, the greater the likelihood of a positive clinical outcome. At Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the oncology team was concerned about the length of time before adult inpatients with febrile neutropenia… CONTINUE READING

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