1390. Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery
Session: Symposium: Update on New IDSA Guidelines: Streptococcal Pharyngitis, Leishmaniasis, and Therapeutic Guidelines on Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery
Sunday, October 23, 2011: 8:30 AM
Room: 104ABC
Representatives of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Surgical Infection Society have completed a comprehensive literature review on principles of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis. This presentation will provide an overview of the multi-society guideline on surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis including discussion of recommendations related to preoperative screening for S. aureus, weight-based dosing of antimicrobials, intra-operative re-dosing, oral antibiotics in colorectal surgery, and antibiotic duration for surgical prophylaxis.


Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH, Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, OK

Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH, currently provides support as the Medical Director for the Hospital Quality of Care Measures Special Study in support of national hospital inpatient and outpatient performance measures under contract to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In this role he has provided technical support for projects such as the Medicare National Pneumonia Project and the national Surgical Care Improvement Project. He is the immediate Past-President of the American Health Quality Association and a recent member of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He is currently a member of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Quality Improvement Task Force. Dr. Bratzler has published extensively and frequently presents locally and nationally on topics related to healthcare quality, particularly associated with improving care for pneumonia, increasing adult vaccination rates, and reducing surgical complications. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Public Health.



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