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Therapy Recommendations

The following booklet contains guidelines for empirical therapy in adult patients for select infections commonly encountered in community and hospital practice in the Vancouver Island region. The therapy recommendations are supported by the Island Health Antimicrobial Review Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

The Cowichan District Hospital
Antimicrobial Empiric Prescribing Guide for Adults 2011

The Cowichan District Hospital Antimicrobial Empiric Prescribing Guide for Adults 2011 was created as part of a System Wide Initiative in Antimicrobial Stewardship.

                                                    Introduction | Good Practice Points

Ear, Nose and Throat

Respiratory Tract

Otitis Media

Sinusitis (bacterial)

Laryngitis

Tonsilo-pharyngitis

Acute Bronchitis

Acute Exacerbation of
Chronic Bronchitis (AECB)

Community Acquired
Pneumonia (CAP)

Community Acquired Pneumonia IV to Oral Conversion

Skin and Soft Tissue

Urinary Tract

Cellulitis

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

Cystitis

Pyelonephritis

Gastronintestinal

Gastroenteritis (acute)

Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)

Chloecystitis / Cholangitis

Pancreatitis

Diverticulitis

Cirrhotic Patients with
Active Upper GI Bleed

Peritonitis -
Spontaneous Bacterial (primary)

Peritonitis (secondary)