Reply To: Low Risk F&N

  • Christopher Williams

    October 3, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Hi Jen,


    We use a validated tool (AUS-rule) here in Australia for risk stratification of paediatric FN, which is also used in the UK. The PMC full-text free article can be found at Would need to seek permissions to share policy but let me know if you want.


    Christopher WILLIAMS


    Nurse Consultant  The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne AUS

    Original Message:
    Sent: 9/30/2021 9:06:00 AM
    From: Jennifer Mello
    Subject: Low Risk F&N


    We are working on a protocol for treating low risk F&N patients in the outpatient setting so as not to admit them if not needed.  Do other institutions have an algorithm for determining what constitutes “low risk” and/or have a policy regarding outpatient treatment of these patients?

    Thanks in advance for any help!


    Jennifer Mello, BSN, RN, CPN
    Assistant Clinical Manager
    HTC/Pediatric Hematology
    Providence, RI