Recommended Antimicrobials

General Comments

Goal is that patient receives first dose(s) within the first hour of presentation

Collect appropriate cultures, including blood cultures, before antibiotics, but do not delay antibiotics if cultures cannot be readily obtained.

These are general recommendations only, not a substitute for clinical judgement; see guidelines for common infections for more specific recommendations.

Recommendations below are for initial therapy only. Tailor antimicrobial regimen based on clinical response and microbiology results.