Therapy duration 14 days

Before starting antibiotics, a sputum sample should be sent for culture. Previous sputum microbiology should be used to guide therapy, particularly if Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated. Seek advice from Microbiology.

For glossary of terms see Glossary.

Last reviewed: 14/11/2017

Next review date: 14/11/2019

Author(s): Antimicrobial Management Team.

Approved By: TAM Subgroup of ADTC

Reviewer name(s): Area Antimicrobial Pharmacist.

Document Id: AMT157