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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 7
First page : ( 867) Last page : ( 869)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00164.5

A Prospective Study on Drug Utilization Evaluation of Antibiotics for Surgical Prophylaxis

Kumar Raj R, Praveen D, Shanmugasundaram Palani*

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels University, Vistas, Pallavaram, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: samsimahe@gmail.com

Online published on 15 October, 2016.

Abstract

Background

Surgical prophylaxis is essential for all surgeries sutures insertion of devices etc. Rational use of these antibiotics can minimize the post-operative nosocomial infections. The selection of these antibiotics should clearly be different from regular usage including time of administration.

Methodology

All inpatients subjected for surgery is the surgery ward is included in the study. Patient details such as patient demographics (age, sex, diagnosis), nature of surgery, timing, antibiotics, type and class of antibiotic were noted. The study was conducted after obtaining informed consent from the patient

Results

There is more use of Gentamycin in patients subjected for surgery. Appropriateness has been evaluated in correction with ASHP guidelines for management of antimicrobials for surgical prophylaxis and almost 90% appropriateness is seen with the therapy.

Conclusion

Surgical prophylaxis is an essential part of surgery with this study, we can help is designing apart of surgical kit necessary antibiotic for prevention the related nosocomial infection.

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Keywords

Surgical Prophylaxis, Antibiotics, Nosocomial Infections.

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