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.