Canterbury DHB

Context

April 2021

Pink Book General Advice and Introduction

Welcome, Introduction, and Medicines Information Service

  • Reviewed.
  • The Medicines Information Service can no longer be contacted by fax. Enquiries can be made by phone, email, via the website and via ERMS (Electronic Request Management System) Online.

Antimicrobial Guidelines

General Antimicrobial Advice

  • Now links to new CHL antibiogram (2020).

Acute Pyelonephritis or Complicated Urinary Tract Infection

  • Risk factors for complicated urinary tract infections updated.

Vancomycin Dosing Guidelines (adults)

  • Infectious Diseases advice to be sought if vancomycin is being used for an organism known to have an MIC ≥ 1.5 mg/L.

See bulletin for recent Antimicrobial Stewardship activities, including the above Pink Book updates.

Prescribing Guidelines

Prodrugs

  • Reviewed

Pharmacokinetic Table

Aspirin

  • Reviewed

Celecoxib

  • Reviewed

Diclofenac

  • Reviewed

Indometacin

  • New

Naproxen

  • Reviewed

Nitrofurantoin

  • Reviewed

Information about this Canterbury DHB document (858174):

Document Owner:

Not assigned (see Who's Who)

Last Updated:

April 2021

Next Review Due:

N/A

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Topic Code: 858174