Double-Check Orders for Antibiotic Desensitization or Graded Challenge

You may get orders for "desensitization" or "graded challenge" for patients who report penicillin or cephalosporin allergies.

These protocols can allow allergic patients to more safely receive antibiotics such as ampicillin, cefazolin, or nafcillin.

This can prevent having to turn to linezolid, vancomycin, or other unnecessary "big gun" antibiotics.

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