Disease State Treatment Guidelines for Adults

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

Community Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines

Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines

Emergency Department Healthcare Associated Pneumonia (HCAP) Guide 

Empiric Antibiotics for Sepsis

Guidelines for Interpreting Procalcitonin 

Empiric Antibiotics for Infections (not sepsis)

Neutropenic Fever Guidelines

Clostridium difficile-Associated Colitis Diagnosis and Management 

C diffcile Testing Algorithm

Treatment of Pyelonephritis for Patients with Severe Penicillin Allergy

Procalcitonin to Guide Antibiotics - Cardiology Patients

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Christopher Ohl, MD
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