Archive Infection Control 2007

Make Antibiotic Prophylaxis Work

How closely do you follow the protocols for timing and selection?

Nathan Hall, Associate Editor


Antibiotic administration is one of the few practices that doesn't fall into infection control science's large gray area ' clinicians have long known that antibiotics were a good method of preventing bacteria from settling in surgical wounds. When researchers looked to hone administration, they readily found that administering antibiotics in the two hours before surgery reduces wound infection risks.

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