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NB Antimicrobial Treatment Guidelines for Common Infections

These guidelines have been developed by the NB Provincial Health Authorities Anti-infective Stewardship Committee (ASC) and its Working Group (a sub-committee of the Provincial Drugs and Therapeutics Committee). 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.

Use the quick links below to access the individual guidelines and tools.


  • Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis

Acute Otitis Media in Children

  • Foot 

Diabetic Foot Infection 


  • Gastrointestinal 

Clostridium Difficile Infection 

Intra-Abdominal Infections 


  • Respiratory

Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  

Community Acquired Pneumonia 

Aspiration Pneumonia

Hospital Acquired Pneumonia

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia


  • Skin and Soft Tissue

Cellulitis/Erysipelas/Bite Wound Infections


  • Sepsis/Bacteremia

Management of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia


  • Urinary

When to Send a Urine for Culture and Urinalysis

Positive Urine Culture Assessment Algorithm

Urinary Tract Infection Treatment Guideline 


Drug Use Guidelines



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