Sepsis

Community acquired sepsis in neonates and infants less than 2 months of age (meningitis excluded)

Community acquired sepsis in infants and children more than 2 months of age (meningitis excluded)

Nosocomial sepsis (Hospital-acquired and healthcare associated sepsis) (including CVAD associated) (PICU)

Sepsis in immunocompromised host with febrile neutropenia (PICU)

Febrile neutropenia (acute and ongoing management) (Oncology/Haematology)

Febrile non-neutropenia (Oncology)

Toxic Shock Syndrome (PICU)

For patients managed in PICU for toxic shock syndrome with:

  • Organism and/or focus unknown
  • Known Group A Streptococcal infection
  • Known Staphylococcus aureus infection or known bone focus

Refer to treatment recommendations in CHQ-GDL-01066 Empiric Antimicrobial Guidelines for Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
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Catheter related infections

Sickle cell crisis