Hospital-Acquired Infections Medication

Updated: Dec 08, 2016
  • Author: Haidee T Custodio, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Pharmacologic treatment depends on the underlying etiology. Due to increasing antimicrobial resistance patterns, antimicrobial agents should be used judiciously. This includes tapering antimicrobial coverage based on susceptibility tests and clinical response, as well as determining the optimal duration of antibiotic therapy.