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Apr 1, 2020

Antibiotics are one of the center pillars of medical management both within and outside of the emergency department (ED). Diagnostic momentum and treatment is established early within a patient’s presentation and is typically initiated in the ED. This places a particular responsibility on us both to initiate adequate treatment for our patients, which is appropriately broad and disease-specific, but also to keep with appropriate antibiotic stewardship.

EMRA*Caster Alex Kaminsky sits down with Dr. Bryan Hayes, ED clinical pharmacist to discuss pearls and pitfalls regarding antibiotic use in the ED - meanwhile dispelling common antibiotic myths and misconceptions along the way.