Minimum Criteria for Antibiotics Tool
This decision support tool can help prescribers determine appropriate treatment for nursing home residents suspected of having one of three common infections: urinary tract, skin and soft tissue, and lower respiratory. It uses criteria from the SBAR forms included in the Minimum Criteria for Common Infections Toolkit. Notes with additional guidance on other factors are also included to assist prescribers in making decisions.
To use the tool, first select the type of suspected infection. Then answer the questions that appear on screen. When the tool has enough data to make a determination, it will tell you if the minimum criteria for antibiotics are met and identify other actions to consider.
- Green check mark: minimum criteria for antibiotics are met.
- Red X: minimum criteria for antibiotics are not met.