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

Criteria for a Single Dose of Ceftriaxone and Discharge Home

Port without neutropenia
(If BMT, BMT greater than 6 months ago and without active GVHD)

Medication Dose Maximum Dose Infusion + Flush Time
Ceftriaxone 75mg/kg 2 grams 30 min

Criteria for No Antibiotic Therapy and Discharge Home

No line without neutropenia
(If BMT, BMT greater than 6 months ago and without active GVHD)