HCAP in Long-Term Care Facilities

Empiric Therapy for Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia (HCAP) in the Long-Term Care Setting Most common pathogens responsible for HCAP in the LTC setting: Streptococcus pneumoniae Haemophilus influenzae Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Antibiotic-sensitive enteric gram-negative bacilli Escherichia coli Klebsiella pneumonia Enterobacter species Proteus species Serratia marcescens Multi Drug Resistant Pathogens Pseudomonas aeruginosa Klebsiella pneumonia Acinetobacter Methicillin resistant … Continue reading

Vancomycin

Typical starting dose:  15 mg/kg based on actual body weight   (as long as the patient has normal renal function, and the dose doesn’t exceed 2000 mg) Should always check computer system for patient records indicating whether the patient has received vanco and if so the dosing used at that time as well as the … Continue reading