There is limited evidence for the use of antibiotic impregnated shunts for reducing post-operative shunt infections
Cefazolin IV 30 mg/kg
Intraoperative Re-Dosing Interval
q4h from time of pre-op dose
Vancomycin IV 15mg/kg*
*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