Thoracic (Non Cardiac)

Note

Prophylaxis not routinely indicated in:

  • Chest tube insertion for spontaneous pneumothorax

  • Thoracentesis

Penicillin Allergy/Anaphylaxis

Administer over 30 minutes just prior to procedure

q4h from time of pre-op dose

ALSO CONSIDER

*Gentamicin dosing should be based on actual body weight (ABW), or dosing weight (DW) if patient's ABW is > 25% above IBW (Ideal Body Weight). Consult a pharmacist regarding a patient with renal insufficiency.

Administer over 30 minutes just prior to procedure

q4h from time of pre-op dose