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Intro to Antibiotic Selection

Joseph Mort
  1. Develop a methodology for antibiotic selection: identify organ system involved, list pathogens causing infection of that organ, identify antibiotics that cover those pathogens.
  2. Consider host factors when making antibiotic selection (community vs hospital acquired, immunocompetent vs immunosuppressed, previous infection with resistant organisms).
  3. Understand the concept of empiric antibiotic therapy and know indications for narrowing coverage.
  4. Know the major classes of antibiotics, which antibiotics belong to each class, their mechanism of action, class of pathogens that are covered, and common side effects.
AccessMedicine > Huppert’s Notes: Pathophysiology and Clinical Pearls for Internal Medicine > Approaches & Chief Complaints in Infectious Diseases > PRINCIPLES OF ANTIBIOTIC SELECTION AND INFECTION MANAGEMENT
AccessMedicine > Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg's Medical Microbiology, 28e > Antimicrobial Chemotherapy > CLINICAL USE OF ANTIBIOTICS


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