Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing - update information

    Publication year: 2018

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

    This guideline includes recommendations on:

    treatment; reassessment; referral and seeking specialist advice; and choice of antibiotic.