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Correct Antibiotics for immunosuppressed patients going to ICU

(PNA core measure)

B-lactam (IV) + Macrolide (IV)

B-lactam (IV) + Antipneumococcal Quinolone (IV)

If documented B-lactam allergy: Antipneumoccal Quinlone(IV) + Aztreonam

B-lactam = Ceftriaxone, Cefotaxime, Ampicillin/ Sulbactam

Macrolide = Erythromycin, Clarithromycin, Azithromycin

Antipneumococcal Quinolones = Levofloxacin, Moxifloxaxin

B-lactam (IV + Macrolide (IV)
B-lactam (IV + Antipneumococcal Quinolone (IV)
If documented B-lactam allergy: Antipneumoccal Quinlone(IV) + Aztreonam
B-lactam = Ceftriaxone, Cefotaxime, Ampicillin/ Sulbactam
Macrolide = Erythromycin, Clarithromycin, Azithromycin
Antipneumococcal Quinolones = Levofloxacin, Moxifloxaxin

Written by reuben

April 28th, 2010 at 3:03 am

CAP and HAP antibiotic recommendations

Written by reuben

October 10th, 2008 at 6:45 am