Canterbury DHB

Context

Prophylaxis for Urinary Catheter Placement in Orthopaedic (Including Spinal) Patients

Antimicrobial regimen

First-Line

gentamicin

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160 mg (approximately 2 mg/kg) IV, via direct IV injection* of gentamicin 80 mg/2 mL given as undiluted solution (4 mL) or diluted with 20 mL of sodium chloride 0.9%, over 3 to 5 minutes immediately before catheter insertion.

Second-Line

If gentamicin is unable to be given:

ciprofloxacin

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PO 500 mg, approximately one hour before catheter insertion

Information about this Canterbury DHB document (311906):

Document Owner:

Not assigned (see Who's Who)

Last Updated:

February 2019 (Urinary Tract Infections)

Next Review Due:

February 2022

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Topic Code: 311906