Reference 2016-488

REF:            2016-488

Subject:        National review of Antibiotic guidelines

    

 

Request:

1) Please provide, in full, the antibiotic guidelines used by your trust.

2) Is antibiotic prophylaxis routinely given for urinary catheter removal after any joint replacement? : yes/no

3) If yes, which is given and how?

4) If yes, what proportion of patients with urinary catheters receive it?

 

 

Response:

1) Please provide, in full, the antibiotic guidelines used by your trust. Please find attached the guidance on Prophylaxis for Orthopaedic patients which applies to both elective and emergency patients.

Orthopaedic Prophylaxis 2016 DT (1) [298 kb] PDF

2) Is antibiotic prophylaxis routinely given for urinary catheter removal after any joint replacement? : yes/no Yes
3) If yes, which is given and how? Gentamycin 80mg, which is either given intravenously or intramuscularly.
4) If yes, what proportion of patients with urinary catheters receive it? 100% of patients undergoing joint replacement surgery