2013 EMRA Antibiotic Guide

2013ABXGuide

by Brian Levine MD

The EMRA 2013 Antibiotic Guide, 15th edition, is designed to be a quick reference guide to antibiotic use in the emergency department. The contents are organized alphabetically by organ system, followed by sections on “Special Topics” to make reference quick and easy for a particular disease process. As requested by popular demand of loyal users, each organ system and special topic section is color coded for quick reference.

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Table of Contents

BONE & JOINT
Septic Bursitis
Discitis/Vertebral Osteomyelitis
Open Fractures
Osteomyelitis
Septic Arthritis
Tenosynovitis

CARDIOVASCULAR
Endocarditis

CNS
Bell’s Palsy
Encephalitis
Spinal Epidural Abscess
Intracranial Abscess
Meningitis

EAR/NOSE/THROAT
Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (ANUG)
Dental Abscess
Epiglottitis
Ludwig’s Angina
Mastoiditis
Otitis Externa
Otitis Media
Parotitis/Sialoadenitis
Parapharyngeal Abscess (Peritonsillar and Retropharyngeal)
Pertussis
Sinusitis
Thrush
Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis

EYE
Blepharitis
Conjunctivitis
Corneal Abrasion
Orbital Cellulitis
Periorbital Cellulitis

GI
Appendicitis
Cholecystitis/Cholangitis
Diverticulitis
Infectious Diarrhea
Pseudomembranous Colitis (Health Care Associated Diarrheal Illness)
Peritonitis/Perforated Viscous/Intra-Abdominal Abscess
Peritoneal Dialysis-Related Peritonitis
Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

GU
Balanitis
Endometritis
Epididymitis/Orchitis
Prostatitis
Sexual Assault STD/STI Prophylaxis
Bacterial Vaginosis
Candidiasis
Trichomoniasis
Urethritis/Cervicitis
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Herpes Simplex Virus
Syphilis
Urinary tract infection (UTI)/Cystitis
Pyelonephritis

PULMONARY
Bronchitis
Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis (AECB)
Influenza
Pneumonia (Adult)
Pneumonia (Pediatric)

SKIN & SOFT TISSUE
Cutaneous Abscess
Cellulitis
Diabetic Ulcers
Paronychia
Felon
Folliculitis
Gas Gangrene
Impetigo
Mastitis
Necrotizing Fasciitis (including Fournier’s Gangrene, Gas Gangrene)
Bartholin Cyst Abscess
Tinea
Varicella (Chicken Pox) or Zoster (Shingles)

BIOTERRORISM
Anthrax
Botulism
Smallpox
Tularemia
Yersinia

ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES

Animal/Human Bite Wounds
Rabies
Tetanus

IMMUNE COMPROMISED HOST INFECTIONS

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Cryptococcus Neoformans
Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia (PCP)
Toxoplasmosis
Neutropenic Fever

OCCUPATIONAL POST EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PEP)

HIV & Hepatitis

PEDIATRIC INFECTIONS
Lice - Head/Body/Pubic
Scabies/Mites
Pinworms

SEPSIS
Intra-abdominal Source Suspected, see Severe Diverticulitis
Urinary Source Suspected, see Pyelonephritis
Pulmonary Source Suspected, see Pneumonia
Skin Source Suspected
Neonatal Fever/Sepsis

ARTHROPOD-BORNE DISEASE AND PARASITIC INFECTIONS

Neurocysticereosis
Ehrlichiosis/Anaplasmosis
Lyme Disease
Malaria
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

APPENDICES
Adverse Reactions and Drug Interactions
Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy
Cephalosporin Reference
Pregnancy Guide and Metabolism/Excretion Table
Sepsis Early Goal Directed Therapy (EGDT)
Common Pediatric Antibiotic Dosing
Index
Antibiogram

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