Make Antibiotics Available STAT for "Febrile Neutropenia" Patients
You'll see more focus on avoiding mishaps with meds used to treat "febrile neutropenia" in cancer patients.
These patients can be extra susceptible to infections. It's because chemo kills cancer cells AND healthy cells...including certain white blood cells, or "neutrophils," that are part of the immune system.
A fever plus very low neutrophils is a sign that treatment for an infection is needed right away.