Full history with particular attention to:
Full examination with particular attention to:
Skin, CVAD site or mouth lesions:
Central venous access devices, if present, should be accessed by
appropriately trained nursing staff from Emergency Department for
blood sampling and administration of antibiotics. Please contact
the 6th Floor Nurse Unit Manager if assistance is required.
Patients admitted to RCH
For antibiotic doses, refer to table below.
Patients with double lumen CVAD should have antibiotics divided
and administered down both lumens.
Patients admitted to hospitals other than
Indications for Vancomycin
Prolonged fever in a clinically stable patient is NOT an
indication to commence vancomycin.
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