These antimicrobial surgical prophylaxis guidelines establish an evidence-based standard for surgical prophylaxis at Dignity Health facilities.
These guidelines are based upon the consensus guidelines from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
Choice of Antibiotics
Dose of Antibiotics
Timing of Pre-Operative Antibiotics
Antibiotic Redosing Intervals
Patients Currently on Antibiotics
Allergy to Penicillins