1. Room Patient Immediately
2. Labs: CBC, CMP, Blood culture x 2, Chest Xray, and U/A with culture if indicated should all be ordered STAT.
3. Antibiotics: Antibiotics should be given within 1 hour of presentation. Do not wait for results of Labs and imaging prior to first dose of antibiotics.
- First Choice: Cefepime 2 Grams IV x 1 dose
- Second Choice: Meropenem 1 gram IV x 1 dose
- Third Choice (or if intra-abdominal site of infection expected): Zosyn 4.5 grams IV x 1 dose