General Tips

General tips

  • Vanderbilt Antibiotics Stewardship Program (VASP) has a website with much of the below guidance as well as Vanderbilt antibiograms, with our resistance patterns
  • Does your pt need to be on precautions? Check the Infection Prevention Website under ‘isolation’ tab or page the infection control pager in E-star paging for additional questions
  • Page 317-4376 for approval of restricted antimicrobials at VUMC
  • At the VA, page the VA ID fellow
  • When calling outside hospitals, call microbiology lab directly to follow up on cultures and upload a copy of those culture results into the chart (see appendices section for how to upload records Faxed to your doximity account)
  • The lab will automatically update the Tennessee health department with reportable diseases
  • Updated COVID guidelines can be found at the VUMC COVID information site