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Antibiotic Recommendations

Emergency Department Empiric Antibiotic Recommendations:

Pneumonia
Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women
Complicated urinary tract infections
Intra-abdominal infections
Skin and soft-tissue infections
Severe Sepsis & Septic Shock

Restricted antimicrobials now stocked in the ED (but continue to require ID oversight):

Cefepime (Maxipime)
Ampicillin-Sulbactam (Unasyn)

• Daytime (9am- 6pm) call the Antimicrobial Assistance Program and request/notify of the need for either cefepime or ampicillin-sulbactam and order in IBEX.

• Off-hours (6pm-9am) order cefepime or ampicillin-sulbactam in IBEX. The “night time request for restricted antimicrobials” form no longer needs to be sent to pharmacy. Pharmacy will track use via IBEX.

• The IBEX chart must reflect the clinical indication for the restricted antimicrobial (see recommendations).

Antimicrobial Assistance Program: (ID pharmacists and ID physicians available for approvals and recommendations)

Pager 9407 (adult)
Pager 3737 (pediatrics)

NOTE !
If there is any delay in reaching an ID pharmacist or ID physician, call the pharmacy directly. A first dose will be released STAT when a patient needs a restricted antimicrobial emergently.

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Recommendations provided thanks to Dr. Nassisi
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2006 Antibiogram Highlights

Written by phil

July 15th, 2006 at 3:39 pm

Posted in Antibiotics