Coverage of common antibiotics used in the hospital

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Coverage of common antibiotics used in the hospital



For empiric coverage, first define the type of infection, then review prior cultures (check for prior resistance. e.g. AmpC. ESBL, KPC, VRE. etc) and allergy history. Obtain cultures as much as possible to guide therapy. Consult ID if needed (and as much as possible). 



Deescalate to preferred & narrowest therapy as much as possible. For example: 

VRE — Dapto, Linezolid 

Amp-S Enterococcus — ampicillin 



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