Antibiotics should generally be withheld in febrile patients with intravenous catheters and no other clear source of infection pending the results of blood cultures.
Exceptions include immunosuppressed or critically ill patients, patients with valve replacement or other hardware in place, or instances where there is purulence at the catheter site.
Vancomycin (Dosing per pharmacy)
Cefepime 1-2g IV q8h
Pip/Tazo 3.375g IV q8h.
Infused over 4 hours
Aztreonam 2 gm q8 IV
WITH OR WITHOUT
Gentamicin (Dosing per pharmacy)
Penicillin Allergy Recommendations