Summary of NICE guidance for Neutropenic sepsis

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has updated their guideline to reflect MHRA restrictions and precautions for the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Jan 2020). Please go to NICE for details and to check for any further updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE Bites Dec 2012, No 48 includes one topic: neutropenic sepsis (NICE CG151). Sections covered include: reducing the risk of neutropenic sepsis, prescribing advice (empirical antibiotics), and management of confirmed neutropenic sepsis.

(This website entry checked October 2020)