Neutropenia

last updated: October 26, 2016

Neutropenia

Mild: ANC < 1000/mL

Moderate: ANC < 500/mL

Severe: ANC < 100/mL

Organisms of Concern:

  • E.coli

  • Pseudomonas

  • Candida

  • Aspergillosis

Neutropenic Precautions

  • no fresh flowers or plants

    • aspergillus has been found in the soil of potted cactus plants, as well as dried and fresh flowers​

  • eliminate sources of stagnant water

  • no rectal temps

  • no rectal medications

  • no raw meats, fruits or vegetables

  • no deli foods

  • no uncooked pepper

  • no raw or partially cooked eggs

  • patient must wear mask when out of room

  • continue these precautions until ANC > 500

  • handwashing 

... but I would more especially commend the clinician who, in acute diseases, by which the bulk of mankind are cutoff, conducts the treatment better than others.
 
Hippocrates, 400 BC