Expedite Delivery of Antibiotic First Doses

You'll see more emphasis on "antimicrobial stewardship"...due to new regulations and guidelines.

The government will require all hospitals to have an antimicrobial stewardship program by 2020. And experts are helping by providing updated recommendations to ensure appropriate use of antimicrobials.

Be familiar with "broad-spectrum" antibiotics...such as carbapenems (imipenem, etc), some cephalosporins (cefepime, etc), daptomycin, and quinolones (levofloxacin, etc). They're effective against a wide range of bacteria...but overusing them can lead to dangerous resistance.

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