Orthopaedics

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Types I and II

Indications

First line treatment

  • Cefazolin 2g IV every 8 hours 

Penicillin alternative

  • Vancomycin 15 mg/kg IV*

Duration

  • 24 hours

Notes

Consider substituting Vancomycin 15mg/kg IV for patients with:

  • Known MRSA colonization
  • Previous MRSA infections
  • MRSA risk factors
  • Proximity to indwelling medical device

 *Vancomycin requires a pharmacokinetic consult for dosing.

 

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