Antimicrobial guidelines

Important Message:

Due to extreme covid pressures in the laboratory, NUH and SFH have temporarily suspended the community mycology (fungal) testing for skin/nail specimens. 
Testing is currently unavailable for the investigation of dermatophyte infections,
if treatment is required then empirical choices in the APC guideline should be used
and treatment failures can be discussed with a microbiologist.

Useful information for sending samples and recent changes to sensitivity results, interpretation and implications for antibiotic dosing is available on these NUH sites: and

Good Practice Recommendations for Use of Antibiotics Towards the End of Life can be found here.

The full PDF Antimicrobial guideline has been removed. Please use the search function on the APC website to quickly find a certain antimicrobial or condition.

1. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

2. Lower respiratory Tract Infections 

 COVID -19 related pneumonia

 3. Eye Infections

 4. Meningitis

5. Urinary Tract Infections

 6. Gastro-Intestinal Tract Infections

 7. Genital Tract Infections

 8. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

 9. Splenectomised Patients and those with an afunctional Spleen

 10. Appendices

 Antimicrobial Bulletin 

Volume I

Volume II



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