General Preamble

These guidelines have been developed by the NB Provincial Health Authorities Anti-infective Stewardship Committee (ASC) and/or the Vitalité Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. 

Local antibiotic resistance patterns and input from local infectious disease specialists, medical microbiologists, pharmacists and other physician specialists was considered in their development.

These clinical guidelines provide general recommendations for appropriate antibiotic use in specific infectious diseases and are not a substitute for clinical judgement.

Antimicrobial Information

Antimicrobial information presented in Firstline is for quick reference only. Please refer to more detailed references for further information related to indications, drug interactions, drug monitoring, and adverse effects.

For information on pediatric dosing please see the IWK Firstline App.