Do no do examples

Do no do examples for Meningitis (bacterial) and meningococcal septicaemia in under 16s: recognition, diagnosis and management
Title Year published Impact Level
Do not perform a repeat lumbar puncture in neonates who are receiving the antibiotic treatment appropriate to the causative organism and are making a good clinical recovery and/or before stopping antibiotic therapy if they are clinically well. June 2010 Unclassified
Do not use cranial computed tomography (CT) to decide whether it is safe to perform a lumbar puncture. CT is unreliable for identifying raised intracranial pressure. June 2010 Unclassified
Do not treat people with meningococcal septicaemia with high-dose corticosteroids (defined as dexamethasone 0.6 mg/kg/day or an equivalent dose of other corticosteroids). June 2010 Unclassified
Do not use activated protein C in children and young people with meningococcal septicaemia. June 2010 Unclassified
Do not test children and young people for complement deficiency who have had either a single episode of meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B meningococcus, or unconfirmed meningococcal disease. June 2010 Unclassified
Do not test children and young people for immunoglobulin deficiency if they have had meningococcal disease, unless they have a history suggestive of an immunodeficiency (that is, a history of serious, persistent, unusual, or recurrent infections). June 2010 Unclassified
Do not use skin biopsies when investigating for possible meningococcal disease. June 2010 Unclassified
Do not use petechial or purpuric lesion aspirates (obtained with a needle and syringe) when investigating for possible meningococcal disease. June 2010 Unclassified
Do not use recombinant bacterial permeability-increasing protein in children and young people with meningococcal septicaemia. June 2010 Unclassified