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How Do You Prescribe for Patients with Beta-Lactam Allergies Without a Skin Test or Allergy Consult?

Christopher McCoy, PharmD, shares the protocol for approaching patients who may have a beta-lactam allergy.

Christopher McCoy, PharmD, associate director of Stewardship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shares the protocol for approaching patients who may have a beta-lactam allergy. Dr. McCoy stresses that it’s a combination of reviewing the patient’s electronic medical records, reviewing challenges they’ve experienced in the past, and asking the patient what their allergy history is via interview.