Suspected Sepsis (including meningitis/ meningococcal septicaemia)

Pre-hospital administration of IV Cefotaxime if:

a) Presence of clinical signs of infection

b) National Early Warning Score (NEWS) is ≥5

c) Delay of arrival at hospital >1 hour

d) No history of anaphylaxis to beta-lactam antibiotics

Transfer all patients to hospital immediately

Cefotaxime IV


(ideally IV but IM if a vein cannot be found)

 child dose

single dose