Guideline Disclaimer and Purpose

Guideline Disclaimer and Purpose


This information has been developed specifically for use by qualified healthcare professionals. It is provided for informational purposes and is not intended as a substitute for consulting qualified healthcare professionals. While efforts are made to maintain the accuracy/currency of this information, Joseph Brant Hospital will not assume responsibility for the continued currency of the information, any errors or omissions, and/or any consequences arising from the use of the information.


The JBH Spectrum App was developed by the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in collaboration with other health care professionals. This resource represents consensus and is based on evidence and guidelines informed by local microbiology and susceptibility patterns. The purpose of this resource is to guide antimicrobial therapy leading to optimum patient outcomes while minimizing the development of antimicrobial resistance and C. difficile infection.

These guidelines do not replace clinical judgment. A thorough clinical assessment is required to identify factors which may necessitate alternative or additional therapy.