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A simple intervention to improve antibiotic treatment times for neutropenic sepsis


Abstract Objectives: Patients with suspected Neutropenic sepsis require rapid antibiotic administration, but despite extensive education, only 67% of patients received antibiotics within 60 minutes. Methods: A Neutropenic Sepsis Alert Card was created, as a Patient Specific Directive – this allows nurses to administer antibiotics to specific patients without prior medical review. Results:…

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