“Doctor did you know your next patient is a micro alert ?”
What does this mean? Do we have to suit up as if there has been an outbreak of Ebola? Will Cefazolin 2g suffice? I just pushed in the vancomycin as recommended – why is the patient now on noradrenaline?????
This week I am joined by Jodie Jamieson – an anaesthetic colleague and Claire Kendrick a pharmacist here at KEMH. We discuss the most commonly encountered microbiology alerts, especially MRSA and important safety points concerning some of the less commonly encountered antibiotics.
Thanks Jodie and Claire!
- Note these are the microbiology alerts used in Western Australia – they will not be the same in other parts of the world!
Therapeutic Guidelines – https://www.tg.org.au
KEMH Clinical Guidelines for health professionals – https://www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au/For-health-professionals/Clinical-guidelines/OG