These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly, these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.
Objective of the Clinical Pathway
To provide care standards for pediatric oncology patients who present with fever and suspected neutropenia and may qualify for outpatient management. The pathway provides guidance regarding recommended evaluation, treatment, and follow-up for eligible low-risk patients in order to maximize patient safety and minimize variation in care.
Physicians (Emergency Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Fellows, Residents); Nurse Practitioners; Nurses; Pharmacy
Children's Mercy Kansas City, "Low-Risk Fever and Neutropenia" (2023). Clinical Pathways.