Identification of Staphylococcus aureus

Identification of Staphylococcus aureus

Initial Empiric Treatment

Vancomycin 25-30 mg/kg IV loading dose

Subsequent dosing frequency depends on renal function.

Duration of Therapy

  • Infective endocarditis has been excluded
  • No implanted prostheses are present
  • Follow up blood cultures drawn 2-4 days after the initial set are sterile
  • The patient defervesces within 72 hours of initiation of effective antibiotic therapy
  • No evidence of metastatic infection is present on examination