Reply To: Antibiotic prophylaxis

  • Melissa Beauchemin

    September 14, 2018 at 8:56 pm


    This provides information on ABX prophylaxis:

    Melissa Beauchemin, MPhil, RN, CPNP, CPON 

    PhD Student

    Columbia University School of Nursing


    Program Administrator CUMC Minority Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Program

    Columbia University Medical Center

    ——Original Message——


    Yes. About three months ago our institution began prescribing daily levaquin for AML and Relapse ALL patients when ANC < 250 and stopping when put on triples or when ANC > 250 if they never became febrile as part of our way to prevent gram negative bacteremia. We discussed with ID as well as other pediatric institutions who also did the same and gathered and evaluated the data before making the change. 

    Jessica Edgar CPNP
    Inpatient PNP, Oncology
    Phoenix Children’s Hospital
    Phoenix, Arizona
    ph 623-640-2264
    work 602-933-1000 ext 8712