Presenter(s): Kylie McCullough
Title: Evaluation of Antibiotic Selection for Inpatient Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections at a Community Hospital
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Catherine Lewis , Pharmacy
In 2012, the Infectious Diseases Society of America published guidelines to prevent complications of diabetic foot infections, such as hospitalization, gangrene and amputation. These guidelines provide empiric antibiotic options based on severity of infection. This project evaluated the adherence to the guidelines at our hospital based on admitting service.