Antimicrobial Disease Treatment and Dosing Guidelines

The following links provide antimicrobial treatment and dosing guidelines for adults with various infectious diseases. These guidelines have been developed by CAUSE and approved by the CAUSE Advisory Board and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

As always, sound clinical judgement should be applied in conjunction with the information provided by these guidelines. In some instances, expert opinion should be solicited.

Antimicrobial Treatment Guidelines

Assessing mental status changes in elderly patients with bacteriuria

CMV prophylaxis & treatment in SCT patients

Community Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines

Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines

Empiric Antibiotics for Sepsis

Empiric Antibiotics for Infections (not sepsis)

Febrile Neutropenia Algorithm (patients NOT allergic to penicillin)

Febrile Neutropenia Algorithm (patients WITH severe penicillin allergy)

Clostridium difficile-Associated Colitis Diagnosis and Management

Ribavirin for treatment of Respiratory Syncitial Virus Infection

Surgical Prophylaxis Guideline for Adults

Antimicrobial Dosing Guidelines

Antimicrobial Dosing

Vancomycin Dosing

Gentamicin and Tobramycin Conventional Dosing

Gentamicin and Tobramycin Extended Interval ('Once Daily') Nomogram

Amikacin Dosing

Aminoglycoside Monitoring Guideline for Adults

Vancomycin Monitoring Guideline for Adults

Diagnostic Guidelines

BioFire Pneumonia Panel Education

BCID2 Blood Culture Panel Education

Pediatric Documents

Vancomycin Serum Concentration Monitoring in Pediatric Patients

Surgical Prophylaxis in Pediatric Patients

Restricted Antimicrobials for Pediatric Patients