Verify Allergies Before Jumping to Vancomycin

Patients with beta-lactam allergies may NOT need to resort to non-beta-lactam antibiotics.

We're seeing more beta-lactam allergic patients treated with non-beta-lactams...vancomycin, tigecycline, quinolones, etc.

Using these "big gun" antibiotics is linked to resistant bugs (VRE, MRSA, C. diff)...longer hospital stays...and skyrocketing costs.

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