Neurosurgery

Note

There is limited evidence for the use of antibiotic impregnated shunts for reducing post-operative shunt infections

Penicillin Allergy/Anaphylaxis

*Vancomycin dosing should be based on actual body weight. Consult a pharmacist regarding a patient with renal insufficiency.

Administer over 60 – 90

minutes, beginning 1-2 hours before incision.

q6h from time of pre-op dose