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Antibacterials - Cell Wall Inhibitors Not β-Lactams

Mechanism of Action
Inhibits Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis
Serious Gram-Positive Infections
Side Effects
Red Man Syndrome
Nursing Considerations
Culture Samples First
Infuse IV Over 60 Minutes
Take Around the Clock
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Vancomycin Mechanism
Bacteriostatic and Bactericidal
Inhibits Cell Wall Mucopeptide
Binds to D-ala D-ala
Resistance with Change to D-ala D-lac
Staphylococcus aureus
Orally for Clostridium difficile
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Daptomycin (Cubicin)
Mechanism Of Action
Lipopeptide Antibiotic
Disrupts Cell Membrane
Causes Rapid Depolarization
Gram-Positive Cocci
Side Effects
Peripheral Neuropathy
Considerations & Patient Education
Inactivated by Surfactant
Not Used (Avoid) for Pneumonia
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3 mins

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