Collection:  Antibiotic Stewardship Guidelines and Algorithms Compendium

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Urinary Tract InfectionGuidelines

Guidelines for Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety (HMS) Consortium

Urinary Tract Infection and Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Guidance Nebraska Medicine

URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS IN ADULTS Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Antibiotic Treatment of Community-Acquired Urinary Tract Infections NIH

UTI References

International Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis and Pyelonephritis in Women: A 2010 Update. Infectious Diseases Society of America and the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 

Topic: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) AHRQ

UTI Toolkit

Toolkit for Reducing CAUTI in Hospitals AHRQ

Appendix K. Infographic Poster on CAUTI Prevention (

UTI Clinical Pearls

Single-Dose Aminoglycoside for Cystitis: An Oldie but Goodie – KY Antimicrobial Stewardship Innovation Consortium

Staphylococcus aureus in a urine culture – KY Antimicrobial Stewardship Innovation Consortium

Aminopenicillins for Enterococcal Cystitis: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks – KY Antimicrobial Stewardship Innovation Consortium

Skin and Soft Tissue Infection

Cellulitis: A Review (JAMA)

Cellulitis: A Review (NIH)

Cellulitis: Information for Clinicians (CDC)

IDSA Skin & Soft Tissue guidelines 2014

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: Treatment Guidance Jasmine R Marcelin MD, Trevor Van Schooneveld MD, Scott Bergman PharmD Reviewed by: Mark E Rupp MD, M. Salman Ashraf MBBS

AAFP patient education materials

UCSF Medical Center Guideline for the Management of Suspected Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Adults Original Author(s): Jennifer S. Mulliken, MD and Sarah M. Doernberg, MD, MAS

SHC Clinical Guideline: Outpatient Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections


Strategies to prevent surgical site infections in acute-care hospitals: 2022 Update with essential practices. 

Additional guidelines (all adapted from consensus guidelines):

ASHP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prophylaxis in Surgery.

Stanford Health Care- Surgical Prophylaxis Guidelines

University of Michigan- Surgical Prophylaxis Guidelines

University of California San Francisco- Surgical Prophylaxis Guidelines

ICHE Compendium 2022- Updated Surgical Site Infection Prevention Compendium

IV to PO Conversion

Article – Intravenous-to-Oral Switch Therapy: Overview, Antibiotics, Antidepressants (

Article – (2023) – Switching patients from IV to oral antimicrobials – The Pharmaceutical Journal ( (from the UK)


Galway Antimicrobial Prescribing Policy / Guidelines (GAPP) – Galway: GAPP (

 (2018) Intravenous to Oral Conversion for Antimicrobials (

SHC-IV-to-PO-Interchange-Protocol.pdf (

A Resource To Help With Changing From IV To PO Antibiotics (

Public Health Ontario:

Community Acquired Pneumonia- Updated Recommendations ATS and IDSA 2020

ATS/IDSA Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Adults with Community Acquired Pneumonia 2019

C Difficile

Clinical-Pearl-CDI-Risk-2.8.23.pdf (

CDI Prevention Strategies-

MN Department of Health C difficile guidelines

UC Davis Guidelines 2021

University of Nebraska  2021

UNC Medical Center 2022

AHRQ  Best Practices in the Diagnosis and Treatment of C difficile 2019  

Management of C difficile in adults: review and comparison of IDSA/SHEA, ESCMID and ASID guidelines

IDSA C difficile clinical practice guidelines in adults: 2021 Update by SHEA/IDSA