Guidelines for Emergency Room

Yves Saks Yves.Saks at econ.kuleuven.ac.be
Fri May 10 05:25:28 EST 1996

Dear colleagues,

I'm a specialist in Infectious Diseases in a 900 beds university hospital and I'm trying to make guidelines for residents in 
the Emergency Room to help them in managing infectious diseases.
I'm looking for criteria to decide when to perform blood cultures, blood analysis; when it is safe to give patients oral 
antibiotherapy and send them back home. I'm aware of the SCAPS score as well as guidelines when to hospitalise patients with 
pneumonia, but I'm seeking easier decision trees possibly efficient to manage most patients admitted for fever. Does somebody 
have any idea about these criteria, personal experience in guiding non infectious diseases specialist physicians in the 
treatment of infectious diseases, or where I could find some information about that topic ? Thanks in advance.

Clevenbergh Ph., M.D.

Erasme University Hospital
Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 32-2-555-57-49
E-mail: Yves.Saks at econ.kuleuven.ac.be

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