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General Tips

  • Vanderbilt Antibiotics Stewardship Program (VASP) has a website with VUMC antibiograms, local resistance patterns
    • Cross reference with IDSA guidelines to ensure the most up to date care.
  • Does your pt need to be on precautions? Check the Infection Prevention Website under ‘isolation’ tab or page the infection control pager in E-star paging for additional questions
  • Page the ID pharmacist on call for approval of restricted antimicrobials at VUMC (page the VA ID fellow at the VA)
  • Both lab and clinicians are required by law to report diagnosis and treatment for reportable disease