Guidelines for the Management of Febrile Neutropenia

MARITIME PROVINCES - Guidelines for Febrile Neutropenia in Pediatric Oncology Patients

The supportive care guidelines have been developed by appropriate Atlantic Provinces health professional specialists (physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals) using evidence-based or best practice references.  Format and content of the guidelines will change as they are reviewed and revised on a periodic basis.  Care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information.  However, any physician or health professional using these guidelines will be responsible for verifying doses, and administering medications and care according to their own institutional formularies and policies and acceptable standards of care. 

** Please note: The APPHON/ROHPPA Guideline for the Management of Febrile Neutropenia (June 2017) listed below is scheduled to be reviewed and updated in the fall of 2019.  Please see updated FN Empiric Treatment Clinical Order Set and Algorithm (July 2019) below for guidance. **

APPHON/ROHPPA Guidelines for the Management of Febrile Neutropenia (June 2017)

APPHON/ROHPPA Treat Promptly Card (March 2017)

APPHON/ROHPPA French Treat Promptly Card (June 2017)

Pre-Printed Order Forms

The IWK Health Centre Pre-printed Orders were developed by IWK Health Centre health professionals to assist in the care of children in their facility.  Format and content of the orders will change as they are reviewed and revised on a periodic basis.  They are included with APPHON supportive care guidelines as a reference to assist health professionals involved in the shared care of children with cancer or a hematological disorder.  Any physician or health professional using these orders as a reference will be responsible for verifying doses, and administering medications and care according to their own institutional formularies and policies and acceptable standards of care.

APPHON/ROHPPA Febrile Neutropenia Empiric Treatment Clinical Order Set and Algorithm (July 2019)

APPHON/ROHPPA Horizon Health Network Febrile Neutropenia Empiric Treatment Clinical Order Set and Algorithm (July 2019)