Therapy Recommendations

Most of these recommendations are based upon the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s Cowichan District Hospital “Guide to Antimicrobial Empiric Prescribing Guideline for Adults 2011 edition.” This document was created in conjunction with the VIHA Antibiotic Review Subcommittee as part of a System Wide Initiative in Antimicrobial Stewardship. Others are the work of the Antibiotic Review Subcommittee on their own.

You may also be interested in these general resources:

Introduction to Antibiotics – How they work, why they sometimes don’t etc.

Antibiotic Therapy Principles

Antibiotics in Canada – Brief descriptions of the antibiotics commonly used in Canada.