Canterbury DHB

Context

Neurosurgery

Craniotomy/ Spinal Operations

cefazolin

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IV 2 g

(IV 3 g in patients ≥ 120 kg body weight)

Severe penicillin allergy

vancomycin

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1 g (<70 kg), 1.5 g (70-100 kg), or 2 g (>100 kg)

 

Insertion of CSF Shunts

cefazolin

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IV 2 g

(IV 3 g in patients ≥  120 kg body weight)

AND

vancomycin

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100 mg in 100 mL of saline

3 mL injected into shunt system at time of insertion (rest used to soak shunt prior to insertion).

Endoscopic ventriculostomy irrigation fluid

vancomycin

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

100 mg in 1000 mL of Hartmanns Solution

 

Information about this Canterbury DHB document (99275):

Document Owner:

Not assigned (see Who's Who)

Last Updated:

March 2018 (Surgical Prophylaxis)

Next Review Due:

March 2021

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Topic Code: 99275