Don't Automatically Add Empiric Anaerobic Coverage for Aspiration Pneumonia

Is anaerobic coverage needed for presumed aspiration pneumonia?

Not usually. Anaerobes come to mind as culprits in aspiration pneumonia. But more common causes are typical community- or hospital-acquired pneumonia bugs...S. pneumoniae, S. aureus, Pseudomonas, etc.

Use this as an opportunity to enhance antimicrobial stewardship.

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