The Quality Use of Medicines smartphone-enabled website has been updated to include changes to hospital acquired pneumonia guidelines. With this site, you are only three clicks away from a treatment recommendation! See below for the range of guidelines available. Note that whilst Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic remains the main resource, HNE guidelines, where approved, take precedence- they are generally more restrictive around use of broader spectrum agents, critical for reducing multi-resistant organism and C. difficile prevalence.
Other useful resources:
- Infectious Diseases management advice for HNELHD
- Severe sepsis guidelines, including blood culture collection advice (CEC)
- HNELHD cumulative antibiograms
- HNELHD Signal analyses – MRSA, MSSA, VRE, CPE, Streptococcus pneumoniae (HNE Intranet site) (contact J Ferguson for copies)