Launch of the ANZPID discussion forum:
if you are a member of ANZPID, you can join the forum at this link.
Launch of the ANZPID-ASAP Guidelines for Antibiotic Duration and IV-Oral Switch in Children
Antibiotic duration and timing of the switch from intravenous to oral route for bacterial infections in children: systematic review and guidelines
Authors: The ANZPID-ASAP Group
Publishers: The Lancet Infectious Diseases
In the context of a global antibiotic resistance crisis, better evidence-based use of antibiotics has become imperative. This review and guideline provides practical and evidence-based advice on intravenous and oral duration of antibiotics for 36 paediatric infections. This document is the result of a large collaborative effort between the 22 contributing authors, the ANZPID-ASAP members who reviewed the review, and the journal editors who have brought this to publication.
Go to the ANZPID-ASAP webpage for full information and links.