Empiric Antibiotic Considerations for Infective Endocarditis

There have been two recent FOAMed posts on the topic of empiric antibiotic considerations for infective endocarditis by REBEL EM and EMDocs. Both posts do a great job discussing risk factors, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and the diagnosis of endocarditis. However, we believe a more in-depth review of appropriate empiric antibiotic selection is prudent. As the ED pharmacist, we are ultimately responsible for making sure our patients get the most appropriate antibiotics. Additionally, whatever regimen is [...]