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Antibiotic Recommendations

Emergency Department Empiric Antibiotic Recommendations:

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)

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.

Recommendations provided thanks to Dr. Nassisi

2006 Antibiogram Highlights

Written by phil

July 15th, 2006 at 3:39 pm

Posted in Antibiotics