Clin Pediatr (Phila) volume 59, issue 9-10, P893-901 2020 DOI: 10.1177/0009922820920933 View full text
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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