Evaluation of Vancomycin Use in a Pediatric Teaching Hospital Based on CDC Criteria

Beth A. Logsdon, Kelley Lee, Gary Luedtke, Fred F. Barrett

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Abstract

This study was performed to determine whether vancomycin use at our pediatric hospital was consistent with modified Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Vancomycin use was inappropriate in 54% of patients. Inappropriate use briefly decreased by 14% after educational efforts. Further education regarding vancomycin use was deemed necessary and is continuing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)780-782
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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Pediatric Hospitals
Vancomycin
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Teaching Hospitals
Guidelines
Education

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Evaluation of Vancomycin Use in a Pediatric Teaching Hospital Based on CDC Criteria. / Logsdon, Beth A.; Lee, Kelley; Luedtke, Gary; Barrett, Fred F.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 18, No. 11, 01.01.1997, p. 780-782.

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Logsdon, Beth A. ; Lee, Kelley ; Luedtke, Gary ; Barrett, Fred F. / Evaluation of Vancomycin Use in a Pediatric Teaching Hospital Based on CDC Criteria. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 1997 ; Vol. 18, No. 11. pp. 780-782.
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