Management

Note

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.

Empiric Treatment - Immunosuppressed or Critically Ill Patients

AND EITHER

OR

Empiric Treatment: Gram+ Clusters in 2 or More Sets of Blood Cultures