Intraabdominal Infection (IAI)

Note

All dosages assume normal renal and hepatic function

  • Obtain 2 sets of blood cultures in all hospitalized adults with IAI

  • Also obtain fluid or tissue cultures from the primary site of infection, as applicable

Optimal management of IAI includes appropriate antimicrobial therapy as well as adequate source control

  • Relief of biliary obstruction

  • Drainage of intra-abdominal or pelvic abscesses, etc.

Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy

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Contact the Antimicrobial Stewardship and Support Team (ASST) during business hours or an Infectious Diseases specialist for assistance in determining optimal empirical/definitive antimicrobial therapy

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