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Pleural Effusion and Empyema
Sepsis in Neonates (Neonatal eHandbook)
Assessment of severity of respiratory conditions
Severe pneumonia should be considered if there are clinical features of pneumonia and 1 or more of the following:
Investigations including CXR, are not recommended routinely for CAP, particularly in those with mild disease who are expected to be managed as an outpatient.
Chest X-Ray (posteroanterior view):
Admission to hospital is required for oxygenation, fluid therapy or moderate to severe work of breathing.
Non-beta-lactam antibiotic alternatives include
For further information refer to
For emergency advice and paediatric or neonatal ICU transfers, call Retrieval Services.
Child is maintaining adequate oxygenation and oral intake.
Children managed as outpatients should have medical review in 24 – 48 hrs.
Last revised February, 2020