Improving vancomycin prescribing and monitoring with staff education and support

Cameron Phillips, H Doan, S Quinn, C Kirkpatrick, D Gordon, M Doogue

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    Abstract

    Vancomycin is the antibiotic of choice for serious methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Low vancomycin concentrations increase the risk of therapeutic failure and drug resistance, whereas high concentrations increase the risk of drug toxicity. Low vancomycin concentrations have been associated with the emergence of Heteroogenous Vancomycin Intermediate S. Aureus (hVISA).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages50
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventAntimicrobials 2012: Australian Society of Antimicrobials - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 23 Feb 201225 Feb 2012
    Conference number: 13

    Conference

    ConferenceAntimicrobials 2012
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period23/02/1225/02/12

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    Phillips, C., Doan, H., Quinn, S., Kirkpatrick, C., Gordon, D., & Doogue, M. (2012). Improving vancomycin prescribing and monitoring with staff education and support. 50. Abstract from Antimicrobials 2012, Brisbane, Australia.