Early Onset Sepsis (EOS): less than 72 hours admitted to NICU

For neonates who have been hospitalized since birth, managed in the NICU only during birth hospitalization (has not gone home). The following guidelines are NOT for use in neonates/infants who present from the community (admitted from home)
For management of neonates who present from the community (admitted from home) please see guidelines under Syndromes: Sepsis or Meningitis: Patients less than 4 weeks

If Meningitis or Gram Negative Sepsis Suspected (Recommend to Consult Infectious Diseases)

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