2017 Antibiogram

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2017 Antibiogram


Summaries can provide guidance when choosing antibiotic therapy

The Regina General Hospital Microbiology Laboratory is pleased to distribute its annual Antibiogram for the 2017 calendar year. Antibiograms are summaries of local antimicrobial resistance based on bacterial isolates identified in diagnostic patient specimens. They can provide guidance when choosing empiric antibiotic therapy, and can be used to track emerging trends of resistance in a community.

For general use, please refer to the 'All' Antibiogram table which includes isolates originating from all patients and all diagnostic specimens. The larger the number of isolates contributing to susceptibility estimates, the more robust those estimates are likely to be. Subgroup tables are also available for the following populations: Blood Cultures, Urine Cultures, Non-Urine Cultures, RGH Inpatients, Pasqua Inpatients, Long Term Care Residents, Outpatients, Pediatrics, ICUs, and Anaerobic organisms.

The Regina area 2017 Antibiogram can be found on the Saskatchewan Health Authority Library website at: http://saskhealthauthority.libguides.com/mobile/antibiograms. There you will also find the 2017 Antibiogram database (.db) file for use with the free Antibiograms mobile app, along with instructions for use.

We hope that you will take advantage of this resource to inform your practice and prescribing of antimicrobials. Appropriate use of antibiogram information helps promote Antimicrobial Stewardship, can prevent the development of antimicrobial resistance, and maximizes patient outcomes.

For further information or questions regarding the Regina area antibiogram, please contact:

Dr. Jessica Minion, Medical Microbiologist Regina
Tel: (306) 766-4482; Email: jessica.minion@saskhealthauthority.ca