Reliability of Nonlocalizing Signs and Symptoms as Indicators of the Presence of Infection in Residents of Nursing Homes

Current - Antibiotic Resistance, Clinical Practice, Infection Prevention, Long-Term Care
SHEA, endorsed by AMDA, AMMI Canada, IDSA, and SIDP
December 9, 2020

This SHEA expert guidance provides a framework to guide practitioners in when to evaluate nursing home residents for infection if they exhibit non-specific signs or symptoms, including fever, hypothermia, low blood pressure, high blood sugar, delirium, behavioral changes, functional decline, falls, and anorexia.

Authors: Rowe TA, Jump RLP, Andersen BM, Banach DB, Bryant KA, Doernberg SB, Loeb M, Morgan DJ, Morris AM, Murthy RK, Nace DA, Crnich CJ

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