VRE- A question

  1. If a patient was VRE positive, and vancomycin for C/Diff Q 8 hours PO is ordered. Would you question the order?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   CarVsTree
    I think I would. Don't they usu order Flagyl for C. Diff anyway?
  4. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from madwife2002
    If a patient was VRE positive, and vancomycin for C/Diff Q 8 hours PO is ordered. Would you question the order?
    I have had PO Vanco ordered before for C. Diff personally. It is more effective than IV Flagyl. It is the only use for PO Vanco; it is not effective if given IV for C. Diff.
  5. by   augigi
    I'd probably ask, but I assume the VRE is being treated with another agent, and the Vanco is for the C.diff - which I'd think was ok.
  6. by   jmgrn65
    It probably is not the c-diff that is vre, and the vre is probably being treated with something else.
  7. by   BJLynn
    I would question it, if only for clarification. I don't like giving meds if there is one shred of doubt as to why/what for.

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