Title

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery

Authoring Organizations

Publication Month/Year

May 1, 2012

Document Type

Guideline

External Publication Status

Published

Country of Publication

US

Document Objectives

The guidelines are intended to provide practitioners with a standardized approach to the rational, safe, and effective use of antimicrobial agents for the prevention of surgical-site infections (SSIs) based on currently available clinical evidence and emerging issues.

Target Patient Population

Patients undergo invasive procedure

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Operating and recovery room, Outpatient

Intended Users

Pharmacistepidemiology infection prevention

Scope

Assessment and screening, Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D013502 - General Surgery, D019072 - Antibiotic Prophylaxis, D003107 - Colorectal Surgery, D013903 - Thoracic Surgery

Keywords

prophylaxis, surgery, antimicrobial prophylaxis

Source Citation

Bratzler DW, Dellinger EP, Olsen KM, et al. Clinical practice guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2013; 70:195–283.