Journal article

Managing low-risk febrile neutropenia in children in the time of COVID-19: What matters to parents and clinicians

Gabrielle M Haeusler, Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Cindy Bakos, Tracey O'Brien, Monica A Slavin, Julia E Clark, Brendan McMullan, Meredith L Borland, Franz E Babl, Meinir Krishnasamy, Marijana Vanevski, Karin A Thursky, Lisa Hall

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

AIM: The Australian 'There is no place like home' project is implementing a paediatric low-risk febrile neutropenia (FN) programme across eight paediatric hospitals. We sought to identify the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on programme implementation. METHODS: Paediatric oncology, infectious diseases and emergency medicine health-care workers and parent/carers were surveyed to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on home-based FN care. Online surveys were distributed nationally to health-care workers involved in care of children with FN and to parents or carers of children with cancer. RESULTS: Surveys were completed by 78 health-care workers and 32 parents..

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