ED Pathway for the Evaluation/Treatment of the Oncology Patient with Fever

Complete History and Physical

History

Onset of fever

Symptoms of Infectious Disease

Cough, congestion
Sore throat, mouth ulcers
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Oral intake, urine output
Ill contacts

Oncology History

Type of cancer
Stage of treatment
Recent chemotherapy –date, drug
Surgeries
Complications
History of prior infections

Other past medical history

Medicines

Allergies

Physical Examination