Laura Mercurio, Rachel Hill, Susan Duffy, Mark R. Zonfrillo
Abstract: Invasive bacterial infection (IBI) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality among neonates. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) can expedite care and standardize management. We conducted a retrospective observational study of febrile infants aged 0 to 56 days to assess changes in clinical decision-making following febrile neonate CPG implementation in the pediatric emergency department of a tertiary care hospital. Data were reviewed pre- and post-CPG implementation, with 1-year separation for pr…
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