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Antimicrobial Guidelines


Disclaimer: The recommendations given in this guide are meant to serve as treatment guidelines. They should NOT supplant clinical judgment or Infectious Diseases consultation when indicated. The recommendations were developed for use at Children’s of Alabama and thus may not be appropriate for other settings. We have attempted to verify that all information is correct, but because of ongoing research, practice may change.

Spectrum of Antimicrobial Treatment (PDF)


Syndrome Specific Guidelines

Clostridioides/Clostridium difficile – Associated Diarrhea (PDF)

Community Acquired Pneumonia (PDF)

Complicated Pneumonia Pathway (PDF)

Herpes Simplex Virus (less than 42 days of age) (PDF)

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (PDF)

Urinary Tract Infections (PDF)


Indication Specific Antimicrobials

Indication Specific Antimicrobials (PDF)

As an institution Children’s of Alabama and the Department of Pediatrics has a goal of establishing “criteria for use” for all antimicrobials available to patients.  Indication specific orders sets allow for the most appropriate dose to be selected with (WHEN?) the indication or criteria for use is chosen.  The order sets guide prescribers on the appropriate use of antibiotics and assure they are prescribed at the  right dose.

For a complete list of formulary antimicrobials please visit COA Formweb.