Antibiotics

NEW - RESPIRATORY UPDATE (to reduce use of Quinolones)

SEPSIS (ADULT)

Red flag Sepsis with known source (CAP/uro/cellulitis etc) – Give appropriate specific  IV Antibiotics

Red flag Sepsis unknown source – Gentamicin 5mg/kg IV PLUS Amoxicillin 1g IV PLUS Metronidazole 500mg IV (Gent + Teic + Metro for pen allergy and Aztreonam/Teic/Metro for anaphylaxis)

Give in order written above. 

Red flag Sepsis with hypotension (systolic BP <90mmHg) – Tazocin 4.5g IV (Meropenem 1g  IV if Penicillin allergic)

Neutropenic sepsis  - Tazocin 4.5g IV  (Meropenem 1g if Penicillin allergy)

 

COMMON INFECTIONS (ADULT)