Febrile Infant Inclusion/Exclusion Guidelines

Febrile Infant Less Than 29 Days of Age

 

Inclusion criteria 

This guideline is intended to direct care for infants less than 29 days of life who present with a temperature greater than or equal to 38.0º C by any route by healthcare worker or parental report or taken in the ED/UCC/inpatient setting. Infants with gestational age less than 37 weeks, with congenital medical and/or surgical co-morbidities, and those hospitalized at any time since birth are high risk for SBI and are included in this guideline.

Exclusion criteria

Infants greater than 28 days of age, infant without a fever either on exam or by history, or infants admitted to the Intensive Care Nursery.

Febrile Infant Between 29 and 60 Days of Age

 

Inclusion criteria

This guideline is intended to direct care for infants 29-60 days of life who present with a temperature greater than or equal to 38.0º C by any route by healthcare worker or parental report or taken in the ED/UCC/inpatient setting. Infants with gestational age less than 37 weeks, with congenital medical and/or surgical co-morbidities, and those hospitalized at any time since birth are high risk for SBI and are included in this guideline.

Exclusion criteria

Infants less than 29 days of age and greater than 60 days of age, infant without a fever either on exam or by historyor infants admitted to the Intensive Care Nursery.

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