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On 14th December 2022, Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group published more detailed advice on the Antibiotic Management of Group A Streptococcus infection in children aged 18 and under. Link https://www.sapg.scot/media/7316/20221214-sapg-antibiotic-management-of-gas-infection-in-children-age-18-and-under.pdf
A table of therapy recommendations is provided with an order of preference and includes alternative options if the first line choice is unavailable due to increased demand. The duration of therapy has been clarified and there is a link to important safety netting advice for parents and carers. The advice will be reviewed again in January 2023.
Access the NHS Highland and Western Isles Antimicrobial website and mobile app for the:
- Gentamicin calculator
- Vancomycin calculators Not for use in patients on dialysis - Refer to Renal Unit Guidance.
- UTI decision aid
- QI audit function