Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

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Course Name


Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS


Neutropenia, Chemotherapy, Febrile Neutropenia, Cancer

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Febrile Neutropenia (FN) is a common, yet potentially life-threatening, complication in cancer patients receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy. FN occurs when a patient has a temperature of greater than 100.4℉ with an absolute neutrophil count of less than 500cells/mm³, which places the patient at a high risk for infection. Fever may be the only sign of FN. FN is an oncologic emergency, requiring immediate, aggressive treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics. FN is associated with high morbidity and mortality in cancer patients.

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