Guidelines for Antibiotic Use
Below are example sections from the JHH Guidelines for Antibiotic Use. Please read and accept the following disclaimer before downloading the examples. Access to the full guidelines for Hopkins providers can be found on the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Intranet.
- Syndrome Specific: Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection, Cellulitis, Clostridium difficile Infection, Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
- Testing: Verigene, Fungal Diagnostics
- Drug Specific: Ceftaroline, Cefepime, Ceftriaxone, Piperacillin/tazobactam (Zosyn®)
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