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Antibiotic classes – why so important to know about them?

The antibiotic knowledge survey of our new interns this week, ¬†showed that many were confused about which class vancomycin (a glycopeptide) fell into (30% thought it was an aminoglycoside). ¬†This is a potentially dangerous confusion as the dosing, side effects and monitoring all differ substantially between these classes: Aminoglycoside Glycopeptide Indicative agents Gentamicin Vancomycin Dosing […]