Help Reduce Empiric Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Use for Skin Infections
You'll get questions about empiric antibiotic choices for patients hospitalized with skin infections.
These patients may have more severe infections or have failed oral therapy. Broad-spectrum empiric antibiotics are often started...but they aren't always needed.
Work with your antimicrobial stewardship team to limit antibiotic options based on indication, patient risks, and illness severity.