Know Which Patients Are Prone to Faster Renal Clearance

You'll hear buzz about antibiotic dosing in patients with "augmented renal clearance" (ARC)...or higher clearance than normal.

Up to two-thirds of general ICU patients may have ARC...a creatinine clearance above 130 mL/min...usually during their first week in the ICU.

The concern is that ARC may lead to inadequate antibiotic blood levels...due to faster clearance of meds.

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