•   1.25hrs
  •   Public
  •   Version: 5.0
  •   Review due: September 2025

This resource is for medical and nursing staff involved in the care of children. It is designed to support the care of children with fever and neutropenia.


This course presents information about the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and management principles of paediatric fever and neutropenia.


Additional Information

This evidence based education resource was co-created by Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) and Cancer Institute NSW, and is endorsed by the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology/Oncology Group (ANZCHOG).

If you have any questions or feedback on the module please contact Dr Gabrielle Haeusler on gabrielle.haeusler@petermac.org  

Other paediatric related learning opportunities include:

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Paediatric fever and neutropenia

What you will achieve

  • Understand host defences against infection and what happens when defences are overcome
  • Understand sepsis recognition and management
  • Know the risk factors for serious infection and sepsis
  • Understand the management of paediatric fever and neutropenia in the first hour and beyond

Who is this course for?

Medical, nursing and pharmacy staff involved in the care of children with cancer, especially those working in emergency, general paediatrics and haematology/oncology. 


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