Limit Broad-Spectrum Empiric Antibiotics for Inpatient CAP Treatment
You'll see shifts in inpatient treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...based on updated IDSA/Am Thoracic Soc guidelines.
Continue to rely on a beta-lactam, such as ceftriaxone, plus azithromycin for most floor or ICU patients with CAP.
Keep in mind that a respiratory quinolone, such as levofloxacin, is still an option. But try to limit use...due to quinolone risks.