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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Antibiotic IV to PO

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ALiEM - December 13th, 2017 - By: Koehl J and McCreary E - Editors: Monette D, Hayes B
"Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico almost 3 months ago, destroying factories that manufacture and distribute medications and related supplies. Healthcare facilities across the nation are now experiencing a critical shortage of small-volume intravenous (IV) fluids, which impacts the supply of IV antimicrobials. With no end in sight, ED providers can protect the quality of patient care by considering 2 strategies: IV to PO conversion and first-dose antimicrobials via IV push."