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Antimicrobial Prophylaxis

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis

Shabnam Iyer and Ridzuan Farouk
Shabnam Iyer and Ridzuan Farouk
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 07 Sep 2018
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Last updated: 26 Oct 2020

Reference: 192580

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This session defines surgical site infections (SSIs) and explains the principles of antibiotic prophylaxis, including risks and benefits. It outlines alternatives available for those patients with penicillin allergy.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the aim of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis
• Recognise the benefits and risks for surgical antibiotic prophylaxis
• Identify when and how to administer surgical antibiotic prophylaxis
• Explain which factors influence the choice of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis
Shabnam Iyer and Ridzuan Farouk

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Shabnam Iyer and Ridzuan Farouk
on behalf of Health Education England

Shabnam Iyer -
Shabnam Iyer is a Consultant Microbiologist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Her primary interest is in surgical site infections, particularly prosthesis-related infection.

Ridzuan Farouk -
Ridzuan Farouk is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. He trained in Glasgow and Edinburgh, followed by colorectal fellowships at the University of Hull and the Mayo Clinic, USA. Riz has been an MRCS examiner since 1999.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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