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Antibiotic Prophylaxis - Pharmacology Of Bone And Joint Surgery

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 2.5 hours
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Course Summary

Pharmacological strategies should be tailored to specific treatment needs of the patient before, during, and after orthopedic surgery. Medical clinicians need to consider their entire strategy, beginning with the prophylactic approach of antibiotic use and thromboprophylaxis to prevent surgical site infection and blood clot formation. However, it is equally important to consider the patient’s comfort following orthopedic surgery. Ensuring that the patient has appropriate access to analgesics and anxiolytics is standard care for the orthopedic patient. The is the second of a multi-part series on the pharmacology Of bone and joint surgery.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction
II.           Antibiotic Prophylaxis And Infection Prevention
1.   Biofilms and MRSA
2.   Rifampicin
3.   Local Antibiotic Delivery
4.   Complications of Vaccination
III.         Post-Operative Infection
1.   Timing of Antibiotic Use
2.   Types of Antibiotic Use
3.   Duration of Antibiotic Use
IV.          Summary

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