IV-Oral Antibiotic Switch Therapy (IVOST) Guideline

Review the need for IV antibiotics daily. Document patient progress and the IVOST plan within 72 hours.

See the NHSGGC IVOST guideline for information on:

  • IVOST criteria
  • Empiric oral switch
  • Management of patients who have received 4 days of gentamicin therapy (excluding patients treated for endocarditis).


Guideline reviewed June 2021

Page updated March 2022