Avoid Mishaps With Antibiotics That Treat "Anaerobes"

Antibiotics that cover "anaerobes" will need to be on your radar...as antimicrobial stewardship efforts continue to ramp up.

Clindamycin and metronidazole are gold standards for treating anaerobic bacteria...but they may be ordered when they're not needed.

Anaerobes aren't the culprit for many infections. Plus a patient may already be on a "broad-spectrum" antibiotic that covers them...such as ampicillin/sulbactam, cefoxitin, or meropenem.

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