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Infection Management Guideline Changes Jan 2021

Posted: Monday, January 11, 2021

Category - Medicines Update

Updates to the GGC Infection Management Guideline (IMG) and IVOST guideline reflect a review of evidence including:

  • increasing resistance in Gram negative organisms to co-amoxiclav and temocillin
  • the support of oral (over intravenous) therapy and shorter course (5 day) treatment particularly in lower respiratory tract infections
  • promotion of patient centered care by informing the patient and recording on the Kardex the indication and planned duration of treatment